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How do I launch the Scan Disc function on Direct CD ?

    How do I launch the Scan Disc function on Direct CD ?

    When you use Scan Disc, you can repair Direct CD CD-R/RW media that could be read
    before. After the repair, you can read/write like a floppy disc.
    When the CD-R/RW cannot read the media, launch Scan Disc.

    There are several reasons why the CD-R/RW media cannot be read.
    E.g. when copying large amount of data to CD-R from HDD, CD-R recorder turns to temporary unbalanced, when you are writing files to CD-R, the power of CD-R recorder turns off for some reasons or an error was located on an important part of CD-RW media.

    How to launch Scan Disc
    - There is a launch Scan Disc Option to repair when Direct CD wizard locates unreadable media.

    [Procedure]
    1. Double click the [Direct CD] icon on Task tray.
    2. The [Direct CD wizard] window appears. Click [Next].
    3. The [Scan Disc] wizard launches.
    4. Select the recorder where the unreadable media was inserted. Click [Next].
    5. When Direct CD searches that media, the [CD Scan] window appears.
    6. Click [Scan Disc] button.
    7. Select [Repair error automatically] if you want Scan Disc to repair the error file automatically.
    8. Click [Start].
    9. When Scan disc is done, a message appears.
    10. Make sure the message states the error is repaired.

    *If the Version of Direct CD is 3.0 and above, you can use option settings to select small details on how to repair.
    Click on [Options] of Direct CD wizard and select settings below:

    "Repair Options"
    - Ask Me First
    Scan Disc will prompt you for repair options
    - Auto Repair.
    Scan disc will automatically make any necessary repairs.
    - Skip Repairs
    Scan Disc will not make any repair when errors are found.

    "Type of Test"
    - Standard Test
    Performs a general test on the file and directory structures.
    - Thorough Test
    Performs Standard test and checks disc sectors for defects. (CD-RW only)

    Limitation of Scan Disc Direct CD
    - Scan Disc can only make a disc readable again if the disc was previously readable through DirectCD.
    - Scan Disc does not recover the files that were being copied when the drive stalled or the power failed.
    - Scan Disc cannot restore defective discs. A disc can become defective due to drive failure, power failure, and dirt or scratches on the disc. CD-R drives often have difficulty reading defective discs.