InCd wont stop formatting

  snooker 18:05 27 Oct 07
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How long should it take to format a CD-RW in
In-CD.
The process seemed to go ok but when the green progress line reached the end it just stopped and i've been waiting for a format-complete message for about 2 hours.
How do I close the window so I can shut down?

It doesn't appear in Windows Task Manage and the computer warns me against shutting down while the task is still running

  pj123 18:11 27 Oct 07

Forget it. You don't need to format any CD.

I don't even have InCD installed on my computer.

Just use Nero in Multisession mode.

  Diemmess 18:25 27 Oct 07

Are you saying that rewritable CDs don't need formatting?

I understood that I couldn't use drag-and-drop methods except on a rewritable disk?

I confess that I have unused sample CDRW disks which I have never used, but that is because I don't trust their longevity.

  Diemmess 18:35 27 Oct 07

For the present crisis it seems that snooker is effectivly frozen, so all I can suggest is a shove on the reboot button!

  tullie 18:42 27 Oct 07

As pj123 says,no need to format cds or dvds.

  Bapou 19:47 27 Oct 07

I found InCD more bother than it's worth. Unreliable to say the least, files disappearing, conflicting with other programs.

Creating a multisession with Nero Express brings no problems at all.

  pj123 14:01 28 Oct 07

Diemmess, yes. Just drag and drop using Nero in Multisession mode.

You also have to use Nero to delete files from a rewritable CD/DVD.

I have never formatted a CD/DVD at all.

As Bapou says, InCD more bother than it's worth.

  Totally-braindead 14:05 28 Oct 07

I found InCD to be a complete nightmare and no longer use it.

  Diemmess 14:18 28 Oct 07

I am using the most update version of Nero 6 (6.6.1.15) and not Nero 7.

Prophetic perhaps but when (trying to help snooker) I inserted the only CDRW I have with some old files on it, the computer crashed out to a blue screen filled with dire news and threats!

Happy to say a reboot was all it needed.
InCD is installed but not running at startup.
I will uninstall as soon as.

  snooker 21:14 28 Oct 07

Thanks for all your comments.

I had to reboot to solve the immediate problem.

The recording process appeared ok and the WAV tracks seemed to be on the CD-RW disc on completion but it wouldn't play on pc or cd.
Last week I had no problem with CD-R
(All Verbatim)
The tracks had been MP3 which I had reformatted in alternatively Audacity and Switch.
I understand now that using Nero the reformat can be automatic. Any comments?

  pj123 13:17 02 Nov 07

I use Nero 6.6.1.15a

If you make an Audio CD from .wav or .mp3 files Nero will automatically convert them to .cda

If you want to keep mp3 files as mp3 on a CD you need to burn the CD as Data and not Audio.

You also need to finalise the CD before it will play in a CD player.

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