Gateway 600yg2, 600YG2 USING A RECORDABLE DRIVE Service Manual

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Using a Recordable Drive

You can use your CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, or DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/CD-RW drive to create data CDs, music CDs, or copies of CDs. You can use your DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/CD-RW drive to create data or video DVDs.

Identifying drive types

Your Gateway notebook may contain one of the following drive types.

Look on the front of the drive for one of the following logos:

CD drive

CD-RW drive (recordable CD drive)

DVD drive

Combination DVD/CD-RW drive (recordable CD drive)

Use a CD drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, and accessing data.

You cannot use this drive to create CDs or DVDs or play DVDs.

Use a CD-RW drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, accessing data, and recording music and data to CD-R or CD-RW discs.

You cannot use this drive to create or play DVDs.

Use a DVD drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, and accessing data.

You cannot use this drive to create CDs or DVDs.

Use a combination DVD/CD-RW drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, accessing data, and recording music and data to CD-R or CD-RW discs.

You cannot use this drive to create DVDs.

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Combination DVD-RAM/ -R/-RW/CD-RW Drive (recordable CD and DVD drive)

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Use a combination DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/CD-RW drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, accessing data, recording music and data to CD-R or CD-RW discs, and recording video and data to DVD-RAM, DVD-R, or DVD-RW discs.

Creating data CDs and DVDs

Use Roxio Easy CD Creator to create data CDs and DVDs. Data CDs and DVDs are ideal for backing up important files such as tax records, letters, MP3s, digital movies, or photos. For information on creating music CDs, see “Creating music CDs” on page 7.

Use your movie creator software to create video DVDs. For more information about using the movie creator software that came with your notebook, see its online help.

Important We recommend that you do not use your notebook for other tasks while creating CDs or DVDs.

Important If you record copyrighted material on a CD or DVD, you need permission from the copyright owner. Otherwise, you may be violating copyright law and be subject to payment of damages and other remedies. If you are uncertain about your rights, contact your legal advisor.

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Using a Recordable Drive

To create a data CD or DVD:

1 Insert a blank, writable CD or DVD into your recordable CD or DVD drive.

2 If a CD Drive dialog box opens, click Create a CD using Roxio Easy CD Creator, then click OK. The Select a Project window opens.

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If a dialog box does not open, click Start, All Programs, Roxio Easy CD Creator, then click Project Selector. The Select a Project window opens.

make a data CD dataCD project

dataDVD project

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3 Move your pointer over make a data CD, then click dataCD project or dataDVD project. The Easy CD Creator window opens.

Select Source Files

Source Pane

Add

4 Click the arrow button to open the Select Source Files list, then click the drive or folder where the files you want to add to the writable CD or DVD are located. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders in the Source pane.

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Using a Recordable Drive

5 Click the file you want to record (hold down the CTRL or SHIFT key when you click to select multiple files) in the Source pane, then click Add.

record

6 After you have added all of your files, click record. The Record CD Setup dialog box opens.

Start Recording

7 Click Start Recording.

 

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