Sony PCV-2226 Personal Computer User Manual

Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Using your VAIO desktop
CD/DVD writable drives: What (re)writable CD formats can I use?
Recordable and rewritable CD formats include CD-R, CD-RW (high-speed supported). CD-R (recordable)
allows one-time recording on a disc whereas CD-RWs can be rewritten as many as 1,000 times.
Writing CDs and DVDs
To achieve optimum performance when writing data on to disc (also called ’burning’), follow these
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 optimum 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 discs, 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
Never put stickers on discs. This will affect the use of the disc irreparably.
Playing DVDs
To achieve optimum performance when playing DVD-ROMs, you should follow these recommendations:
Close all open applications before playing a DVD-ROM movie.
You can play DVDs with the software PowerDVD for VAIO.
Do not switch power saving modes while playing a DVD-ROM.
Do not use resident disc utilities or other resident utilities to speed up the access of discs, because they
may cause the system to become unstable.