CD-RW data cannot be overwritten or partially erased.

(1) For Windows XP:
Overwriting or partial erasing of data once written on the disk side cannot be supported on the disk. Therefore, if it is displayed as read-only, it cannot be overwritten and all CD-RW discs will be in the same state.
If you want to overwrite and save, you can do it by the following method.
1. Copy the recorded data to the main body of the personal computer and save it by overwriting. After that, the method of additional recording on the CD-RW disc side again. → In that case, if the file name of the previously recorded data is the same, only the added recorded data will be displayed, and the added data will be used for the capacity.
2. Copy the recorded data to the main body of the personal computer and save it by overwriting. After that, all the recorded data on the disk side is erased once, and the overwritten and saved data is rewritten and recorded.
→ Erasing all the data recorded on a CD and writing the data to the CD disc again is called rewriting work, and this writing method is possible for CD-RW discs.

(2) For Windows Vista:
It is possible to select the format before recording, and if the disc is formatted in the live file format, it can be overwritten and saved on the disc.

CD-RW data cannot be erased.

There are the following methods for erasing CD-RW data.

(1) For Windows XP: (Delete data from My Computer)
1. Double-click “My Computer” to open it.
2. Open Properties in the menu after right-clicking on the CD drive.
3. On the property screen, there is a tab for writing, so open that.
4. Make sure that the check box on the left side of “Enable CD writing on this drive” in the desktop CD writing frame is checked.
If it is checked, it will be OK and the screen will be closed. If it is not checked, check it, then select “Apply” at the bottom right and close the screen with OK.
5. Right-click the CD drive again from the My Computer display screen.
6. There is an item “Erase this CD-RW” in the menu that appears at that time, so if you select that, the CD writing wizard will start, so delete the data by executing that. Can be done.

(2) For Windows Vista:
1. Insert the CD disc to erase the data into the computer and wait until the recognition operation is completed.
2. The screen automatically displayed from the personal computer after recognition is closed.
3. Click the start button at the bottom left.
4. Click “Computer” in the displayed items.
5. Right-click the icon of the drive containing the CD disc and select “Erase this disc”. → The Burn Wizard will appear and you are ready to erase the disc.
6. Select “Next” and wait until the erasing process is completed.
7. If the erasure is completed correctly, select “Finish” to complete the erasure work.

(3) Erasing
data from writing software You can also erase data from the writing software used for recording. For details on the erasing method, please contact the software maker or computer maker as the method differs depending on the writing software you are using.

Cannot write to CD-R and CD-RW.

First of all, please check whether the device you are using operates normally by the following method.

(1) When the OS is Windows XP:
Data can be written by enabling the CD writing function on the personal computer.
Operation method: Click “My Computer”, right-click the CD drive and you will find “Properties”. Click here and click “Burn” to see the “Enable CD Burning” checkbox. If this is not checked, check it and click “OK”.
→ By enabling CD writing, you can enable the writing function of Windows XP and it will be in a writable state.

(2) When the OS is Windows Vista:
Operation method: Double-click the drive in which the disc is inserted to display the format screen. Click “Show format options” and then select the format format. Select and perform the format. If you select the live file format, it will take less than 20 to 30 minutes, but if you select the master format, you can drag copy immediately after selecting it.

Compressed music data such as MP3 cannot be played on car audio or CD players.

If the car audio does not support compressed files such as MP3, it may not be possible to play it.
Since the compressed music data is recognized as normal data, it cannot be recognized as music data by a player or the like.
Please check the specifications of the car stereo and player to see if they are compatible with compressed files.

I can’t write data to a CD on my computer.

The drive installed in the personal computer may be a drive that cannot write data (read-only CD-ROM drive). Please check your environment.

“The function is wrong” is displayed and data cannot be written.

If your computer’s OS is Windows XP, CD writing may not be enabled.
If the CD burning function is not enabled, “Function is wrong” is displayed. Please enable the CD writing function in your computer settings.

■ WinXP CD Burning Function Settings
Open “My Computer” → Right-click the CD drive → Click “Properties” → Click the “Burn” tab → Check the “Enable CD Burning” checkbox and click ” Click “OK”.
By enabling CD writing, you can enable the writing function of Windows XP, so you can recognize the CD-R on your computer.

How many minutes of music or video can be recorded on a CD-R / -RW?

Music CD-R / RW discs currently on the market are labeled “80min, 74min”. In the case of the CD-DA format, respectively, it is possible to record about 80 minutes and 74 minutes of music (including the total playing time of the song and the silent part between the songs).
Also, when recording a video on a data CD-R / RW, it depends on the bit rate, but as a guide, if it is in MPEG1 format, it can be recorded with almost the same length as a music CD. DVD-quality video recorded in MPEG2 format can be recorded at 700MB for about 11 minutes and at 650MB for about 10 minutes. The MPEG1 format can be played with the Windows Media Player that comes standard with Windows, but the MPEG2 format currently requires dedicated playback software.

Does the sound quality of a CD change depending on the capacity (650MB and 700MB)?

The recording characteristics of the disc are the same, and since it is basically digital recording, there is no change in sound quality.