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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Using your VAIO desktop
Depending on the model, your computer is equipped with either a DVD-RW or a CD-RW drive, on which you
can play audio CDs/DVD videos and CD/DVD-ROMs, as well as create your own CD/DVD-RWs and CD/DVD-Rs.
To burn DVD/CDs, you can use DVD/CD-RW and DVD/CD-R discs:
❑ The CD/DVD-RW (ReWritable) disc is a data memory medium that can be used to write, erase and rewrite
a program or other data.
❑ The CD/DVD-R (Recordable) disc is a data memory medium that can be used to write a program or other
data, but then no more than once.
To achieve optimum performance when writing data on a CD/DVD-RW disc, follow these recommendations:
❑ To make a CD/DVD-R’s data readable on another CD/DVD-ROM drive, you need to close the session when
you eject it. To complete this process, follow the instructions included with your software.
❑ Only use circular discs. Do not use discs with any other shape (star, heart, card, etc.), as this may damage
the disc drive.
❑ Do not strike or shake the computer while writing data to a disc.
❑ For optimal writing speed, deactivate the screensaver before writing data to a disc.
❑ Memory-resident disc utilities may cause unstable operation or data loss. Deactivate these utilities before
writing data to a disc.
❑ When using a software application to burn CD/DVDs, make sure you exit and close all other applications.
❑ Never touch the surface of the disc. Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a disc may cause writing