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What is firmware

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Joe22, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Joe22

    Joe22 Member

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    I have recently had trouble with Genie-Soft backup software. I was trying to complete a multi session backup (5GB) and it completed one disc, prompted for disc 2 and then no further prompts. It just continued writing to disc2.

    They tell me I need to back up my firmware. I am not sure what they mean by this and their explanation hasn’t helped me.

    I have Nero 5.5.10.9 installed on my computer and my CD-RW Burner is Imation. I used the Nero Info tool which showed [1.0] G:\CD-RW CDR 6S52 in the top left of the box and Type: CD-RW Recorder and Firmware Version: CDR 6S52.

    I went on to the Nero site which states they will not accept responsibility for any firmware updates.

    I haven’t a clue what I’m supposed to do now. It’s taken me ages to get this far and in all honesty, I don’t really know what I am doing. Is the firmware update supposed to be for Nero or Imation. Can anyone help me?

    My OS is WinXP Pro

    Joe
     
  2. Dude2099

    Dude2099 Regular member

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    so what is the problem here, does it just continue to burn and not finish?
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the firmware is the bios update for your drive so should be able to download it from drive manufacturer & maybe get the instructions on how to do it from there too
     
  4. Joe22

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    It continues to burn and doesn't finish unless I quit.

    ddp Is this the drive manufacturer for Imation or Nero? Sorry to be such a novice

    Joe
     
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    Well thats denfinatly something different :-S
    What you want to look for is Imation(make of drive)

    I read on a few forums and this should work for you drive
    http://www.4kus.com.tw/webfw/CDR-6S52/R526SG5.zip
    The process with this firmware update is really easy, its just a simple executable.

    Im quite confused thou, because this is a CD-RW CDR Drive, and how is it posible that you got 5GB onto 2 disks, have you got 2 drives installed to you computer, like a dvd drive as well as this?
     
  6. Joe22

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    Hello Dude

    Sorry if I've confused you with my original query. My total backup was 5GB and I was running a multi session which should have taken about 6 discs with compression.

    The first disc completed 18% of the backup and the second should have also done around that figure but it just keeps writing until I quit. It is obviously too much data for the second disc but it doesn't prompt for the third disc.

    This is my problem and why Genie-Soft suggested updating the firmware. I'll am looking into your link. I definitely did not get 5GB onto 2 discs - that would be nice!!

    Joe
     
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    nope dont say sorry im the monkey here, my brain couldnt comprehend your post. Please let me know how you get on.
     
  8. hijacker

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    www.cdfreaks.com download firmware for your drive.
     

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