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How to copy an audio CD?

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Copying an audio CD.

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Please note the point below when writing audio data to a CD-R/RW medium:
- Do not carry out Fast User Switching during the data writing sequence of the CD-R/RW in Windows® XP. This may cause writing to fail.
- Do not start any software during the data writing sequence of the CD-R/RW (including the memory-resident programs such as a screen saver).
- Do not press any key on the keyboard during the writing of data to the CD-R/RW.
- Do not use a CD-R/RW medium with a label on it (This may cause errors in writing).
- Do not connect the CD-RW or CD-R drive to the IDE connector to which the hard disk is connected.
- Do not carry out any operation that may apply load to Central Processing Unit or the hard disk.
- If the total play time of an audio CD exceeds the recordable time length of CD-R/RW (74 or 80 minutes), the audio CD cannot be backed up.

Before starting the backup of the audio CD, check the total play time of the audio CD and the recordable time length of the CD-R/RW.

1. Insert the audio CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2 . Click Recording.
3. Click CD and click Jump to Record Window.
4. Select the Backing up Audio CDs option.
Note: If multiple usable disc drives exist, from Retrieve from and Write to, select the drives to be used.
If the audio CD reading and writing are done by different drives, please select the appropriate drives from the respective menus.

5. Click Start and select the writing method and writing speed for the CD-R/RW medium.
6. Click Start Writing.
Note: Only when mulitple disc drives are used, writing of the CD-R/RW will follow right after the completion of the retrieval of the data.
When the writing of the data completes, a message appears and the disc tray ejects automatically.
Proceed to Step 9.

7. When the retrieving of the data completes, the message prompting for the replacement of the disc appears. Insert a CD-R/RW medium in the drive and click OK.
8. Remove the audio CD, insert a CD-R/RW medium in the disc drive and click OK.
9. When the writing of the data completes, the complete message appears.
Click OK and the disc tray ejects automatically.