Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Burning ZIP files

    I don't know if this is the correct forum for this but I have a burning question to ask.

    Do you know if it is possible to burn .zip files onto a CD-R using either using the Windows burner or Nero.

    I have some files that I wish to burn onto a CD-R some of these files are inside .zip files and others are html & image files.

    When I try using the windows burner the wizard asks to insert a disc even though there was one in the writer.
    When I tried using Nero it burned the disc up to 36% and then hung.
    It was showing it was trying to burn a .zip file.

    If I am doing anything wrong please advise.

    All help very much appreciated

  • #2
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    How large is the zip file?

  • #3
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    What version of Nero? You should be able to burn zip archives onto cd w/o any problems...

  • #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks

    There are 3 zip files.
    The largest is 6MB and the other 2 are about 1MB each

    I'm using Nero 5.

  • #5
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    That happened a lot to me with nero. It must be the software, you shouldnt have any problems burning .zip

  • #6
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    I'm using Nero 6 Ultra edition version 6.6.* or something and it burns zip files fine...

  • #7
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    Nero 7 is out or is coming out soon. Upgrade your version of nero though XP should be able to do it also. There is a software update that deals with the CD Writing software of windows that you probably should get. http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

  • #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks but the main problem is that Nero, Windows & Media Player all recognize the CD writer but they don't seem to recognize that there is already a blank disc inserted.

    I have tried different discs of different makes and Windows & Media Player don't recognize them at all but Nero burns so far then hangs.

  • #9
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    What's the make and model of the cd writer? Have you tried doing a firmware update?

  • #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The CD Writer is:

    MSI CD-RW MS8348

    Could you please tell me how to do a firmware update
    Thanks

  • #11
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    84
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The firmware(driver) can probably be found on the MSI website...
    How old is your burner? is it only in this case that the software doesn't recognize the blank disc or in all burning processes?

  • #12
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    In front of this computer. (Where else?)
    Posts
    442
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Are you sure the CDs are good? I once had 2 packs of bad CDs. I already changed CD writers and reinstalled drivers before I found out that other CDs were burnt with the same writer.
    Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life... What have you done today?
    Tutorials
    Web: w3schools, htmldog General tips: Hardware, Networking

  • #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks.
    Yes the CDs are good. 2 of those I tried in my CD writer that were not recognized in friend's CD writer and they worked fine.

  • #14
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Also, you could try other burning software. A couple of possibilities for programs that you could get at least trial versions for free (legally) are Deepburner, CDBurnerXP, or Cheetah Burner. They can be found respectively at:

    http://www.deepburner.com/
    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
    http://www.cheetahburner.com/

    I've had pretty good luck with these. Hope these will help you out.


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •