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Unreliable CDRW, multiple icons

Unreliable CDRW, multiple icons

Unreliable CDRW, multiple icons

I have a Wall Street PowerBook 266 running OS 9.2/X.1, Toast 5 Tn, OrangeMicro's OrangeLink PCCard-to-FireWire adapter, and the QPS Que!Fire external FireWire CDRW drive.  Two problems I have with CDRW made with this setup is that the finished CDRW is normally not visible to the OS.  I usually have to do a reboot after burning a CDRW, then the CDRW would appear on the Mac desktop.  A lot of times, multiple CDRW icons would appear.  I really mean multiple, as in 30 or so.  I always use Write Disc instead of Write Session in Toast so I know this is not a problem related to multi-session CDRW.  I can select each of the 30+ CDRW icons and eject but a quick way is to eject the CDRW via Toast.  However, then Toast would crash!  I have no problem writing to the CDRW but it's the finished product that's troubleshome.  Any suggestions?

RE: Unreliable CDRW, multiple icons

Disk gremlins usually caused by a desktop file problem - rebuilt your desktop recently?

RE: Unreliable CDRW, multiple icons

Rebuild desktop?  Good idea!  Did that and the first burn I made since then was OK.  It still takes a few inserts and ejects of the newly burnt CDRW media to be recognized but it was read at last.  Only one burn so far so I can't be sure if desktop rebuild is the answer.  Will post update if possible in the future.  Thanks for writing.

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