Using MakeDisc with Windows

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The rewind command can be put into a batch file in your MakeDisc directory for convenience by typing:

copy con rewind.bat
@echo off
echo REWIND > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0
echo REWIND > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0
(hit F6 which will return "^Z" onto the screen)
(hit the ENTER key)

NOTE: Don't forget the open and close quotes if you are running Windows NT 3.5.1.

 There are two instances of the rewind command in this batch file because CD Studio looks for two consecutive rewind commands to allow the viewing of the premastered image as a file system from your File Manager.

To create a batch file for the erase command, type:

copy con erase.bat
@echo off
echo: ***Hit
to erase the image from CD Studio,
echo: or hit
C to cancel.
 

pause echo ERASE > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0 (hit F6 which will return "^Z" onto the screen) (hit the ENTER key)

NOTE: Don't forget the open and close quotes if you are running Windows NT 3.5.1.

After creating your batch files, you can create icons that will allow you to invoke the command without having to type it in at a DOS prompt. In Windows NT 3.5.1, highlight your open MakeDisc group by clicking once with the mouse in a blank area of that group. On the top menu bar select "File." Select "New." Select "Program Item" if it is not already selected. Select "OK." Select "Browse." Then select "rewind.bat" in your Makedisc directory. Select "OK." Select "Change Icon." Select "OK" to the statement that there are no embedded icons available in the specified file and to choose an icon from Program Manager. Then select an icon from Program Manager that best represents its function to you.

In NT 4.0 click with the right mouse button on a blank spot on your desktop after completing the "copy con" directions, select "New." Select "Shortcut." Select "Browse." Double click on your Makedisc directory. Select "rewind.bat." Select "Open." Select "Next." Edit the title to read "CD Studio Rewind." Select "Next." Then select an icon from Program Manager that best represents its function to you. You should now have icons in your MakeDisc group, or on your desktop, for convenient rewind command execution. You can repeat the process for the erase.bat if you wish.

You should now have icons in your MakeDisc group, or on your desktop, for convenient rewind command execution. You can repeat the process for the erase.bat if you wish.

 

Command line syntax - Windows NT 3.5.1 only

echo "ERASE > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0" command line erase

echo "REWIND > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0" command line rewind

echo "CUT > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0" command line cut

For printer label devices, change L0 to L2, and change Ioctl0 to Ioctl1. The SCSI ID is designated after the "T"; 5 is used here just as an example.

NOTE: Windows NT 3.5.1 requires open and close quotes.

 

Command line syntax - Windows NT 4.0 only

echo ERASE > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0 command line erase

echo REWIND > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0 command line rewind

echo CUT > \\.\pipe\P1B0T5L0Ioctl0 command line cut

Commands should be done in the MakeDisc directory from your DOS command line.

 

 

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