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Burning CD-RW--how?
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May 21, 2002, 08:55 PM
Believe it or not in this day and age i have never, ever burned a CD-RW.

I have all the tools: OS X, Toast Titanium 5.1.2, a CD-RW drive (G4 733) and a CD-RW blank disc.

But Toast doesn't seem to have an option for "Burn CD-RW." When I tried to burn the disc anyway I got a message saying it was "Write-protected."

Huh? Do I have to erase the blank disc first? Do I drag and drop? Use something other than Toast?

Can I use the CD-RW as a bootable disc?

Frankly, I've never seen the use for CD-RWs . . . the whole point of being able to burn CDs is that the data should be permanent . . . but what do I know
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May 21, 2002, 09:19 PM
Try erasing the CD-RW, that might solve your problem.

Here's how I normally erase CD-RWs in Toast:

1. Select Erase from the Recorder Menu. This will bring up a dialog asking
how you want to erase the disk.
2. Choose "Quick Erase".
3. Click "OK" in the next dialog as well (its a confirm dialog as I recall)

Wait for it to erase and then you should be able to record by clicking
the Record button or selecting Record from the Recorder menu. Toast
uses the same "Record" button for burning all sorts of media.

I use CD-RWs occasionally mostly for incremental backups and music. I
like making random mixes of songs and then burning them to CD-RW, when
I get tired of listening to those songs I just burn a new set of songs.

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