dodecahedron & cfitz:
Found the culprit that started during the D&D and changed the format from UDF to CDFS: PowerChutePersonalEdition.exe that has to do with installing the S/W for my APC BackUPS.
Was aware that you couldn't eject a CD-RW with the button. However, forgot that and pushed it anyway. Now works! After the push, InCD gives a confirm screen and says it will take about a minute to do the TOC. If you confirm, about a minute the tray opens. I'm using the latest: InCD35200b. Must be new in that update - try it.
cfitz: config is now arranged the way I think it should be. If you think otherwise, let me know.
PM: 40Gb HDD, ATA100, 7200RPM, 2MB, Set to DMA5
SM: 40Gb HDD, ATA100, 7200RPM, 2MB, Set to DMA5
PS: None, In my daughters machine.
SS: Memorex CD-RW, 52x/24x/52x, Set DMA2
PM: Primary Partition is my normal bootable with Windows XP Home and all my App's and utilities; Logical Partition #1, photos; Logical Partition #2, mp3s (C&W, of course); Logical Partition #4, a file backup of the SM bootable primary partition made with Dantz Retrospect (for restore from this primary channel HDD in case I crash the bootable on the secondary channel HDD).
SM: Primary Partition is my emergency bootable with Windows XP Home and minimal App's and utilities; Logical Partition #1, a file backup of the PM bootable primary partition made with Dantz Retrospect (for restore from this secondary channel HDD in case I crash the bootable on the primary channel HDD); Logical Partition #2,??? Any ideas; Logical Partition #4, empty too.
So my Concept of Operations (that's DoD lingo) is:
1. file backups of the primary, bootable partition as required from PM HDD to SM HDD logical partition
2. occasional reverse backup of 1.
3. Making CD-As from PM to SS
4. Saving photos to CD-Rs with Nero from PM to SS for children & grandchildren
5. Occaisonal Back-ups & copies from PM to SS with InCD
6. Those tests without the mp3 conversion that you suggest
Wow, that's a lot! As soon as Buddha posts tomorrows HOT DEALS, I'll get some more CD-R media (and I'll get the CD-RW media that you put me on, cfitz, thanks)
Great Service on the Deals, Buddha, THANKS!
Nevertheless, Buddha, you're not taking my fun away. I'm still getting up at 5:30AM, PST, to run out to my driveway and get the LA Times & OC Register. And if you've already posted tonight - I'm not gonna' peek.