3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (229 votes)


Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP / Shareware; $34.95 / 87,898 downloads

CDRWIN allows you to create almost any type of Data, Audio, Mixed-Mode, or Multi-session CD, giving you complete control over the disc layout and track spacing. Disc-at-once is perfect for creating masters that are ready for commercial replication, as well as many other more common uses for CD recordable technology. It also features track-at-once recording, ISO9660 disc mastering, as well as containing a powerful disc backup utility.

Reviews of CDRWIN

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0H (Jan 20, 2011)

    Very nice program for burning CDs from cue files. UNFORTUNATELY for some time it does not seem to have been updated to cater for new burners AND e-mails sent to tech support ( have started to bounce (Remote host said: 550 Mailbox unavailable).

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0H (Dec 4, 2010)

    Ah, the old days. Gee, if I had a Win95 machine, maybe I'd pay this price.

    Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP / Shareware; $34.95

  3. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 4, 2008)

    I used to be a CDRWin fan when CD writers were the new top notch technology. Unfortunately, CDRWin has not evolved quickly enough, has been overtaken by the competition years ago, and is now several laps behind. Today, any other competitive product will give you a better deal in terms of both price and features.
    I give it a 2 purely by nostalgia and in recognition to the services rendered in the previous millenium.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 4, 2008)

    old as hell, but still works.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 4, 2008)

    great, great stuff! always been! a big fat five

  6. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 4, 2008)

    no support for vista i don't care about.
    BTW: it burns dvd

    quota from

    What's new in versions 3.9?

    * More than 1500 different CDROM and DVD recorder models are now supported. Please see Supported Devices for a complete list.

    * Support for DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.

    * Support for the UDF and UDF-Bridge filesystems.

    * Multi-recorder support (record multiple discs at the same time).

    i rate it 5 for being one of the most stable burning apps. could be beaten by imgburn in a few months...

  7. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 4, 2008)

    It's year 2008 and no support for Windows Vista.

  8. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0G (Mar 3, 2008)

    We have in year 2008 and this apps need at last DVD support, the age of CDs its slowly passing away.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Aug 23, 2007)

    Despite the discussion about stolen code and not really being updated (besides of blacklisting stolen keys / keymakers plus adding new devices) i recently bought a license...finally, after years of extended trial periods. Why? Because cdrwin never ever gave me a coaster since i used it from v.3.7 on my Mitsumi 4802 TE. Though i don't need the unique features like the karaoke thing i still rate the burning dinosaur 5.

  10. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jul 4, 2007)

    Ahhh.. Been using this for years and years and I still use it today for the majority of my burning tasks. It's simple, not bloated, cue sheet support ( which is a big bonus for me since I like my audio ripped into one file with a cue sheet to control track changes and also using cue sheets maintains the overall sound quality for all tracks since it is just one file), gapless audio recording, DAO, and all that other stuff in a tiny little package that is very fast and dependable. I have never had a problem with it at all and I will continue to use it as I can.

  11. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 27, 2007)

    Except for adding support of new writers, the application hasn't changed in years. That being said, it's still a solid burning software that is great at doing what it's intended for. Of course, it will be bashed on this site since it's not a freeware or open-source even though it has nothing to do with product quality.

    CDRWin is light, portable and is stable. After all these years, I still use it for some burning tasks.

  12. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 27, 2007)

    Many years ago this software was the best for certain tasks. For example it used to be the only burning program that could successfully write Playstation 1 game isos. This was 5-6 years ago and the UI looked the same back then. Today I can't see why the program are kept up to date.

    The UI was outdated many years ago and nothing has changed. Burning suites like Nero can do everything that CDRWIN can and many many more things, and Nero is also much more user friendly.

  13. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 27, 2007)

    Wow. A blast from the past. I bought this program way back when I got my Ricoh 6201S 2x burner. It was the best thing for burning audio CDs since you could do DAO and get gapless recordings. I still have the program but I have not used it in a LONG while. The best thing about CDRWin is that it is very simple to install (just copy the files to a directory) and it does not depend on loads of DLLs in the windows directories. I am sure that it is still a great program and does the job.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 26, 2007)

    do they still make it? i think there are a lot of freeware apps which will do better then cdrwin does. but years ago it was great. crappy interface, but did it job.

  15. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 26, 2007)

    This thing sucked years ago, and today...LOL is right!

  16. 1 out of 5 stars
    Point Zero

    Reviewing 4.0F (Jun 26, 2007)

    Can't do else than ..... LOL

  17. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0D (Jan 30, 2007)

    I thought this thing was dead and buried?

    It just doesn't compare to other offerings - but I'll give it a 3 cause it's "Average" by comparison.

  18. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0C (Nov 29, 2005)

    I still love using CDRWin in fact in the Karaoke authoring community we have to use one of 2 programs: CDRWin or MTU's Microstudio and MTU is rather pricey but CDRWin get's the job done.

    Unless you want to go though an hours work and complicated steps to fool Nero into writing the CD+G subcode so that your graphics fil it written to the disc to creat the CD+Graphics to display on televisions.

    and since v3 and above work just fine there is no need too keep upgrading....

  19. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0C (Aug 30, 2005)

    Somebody put this lumbering dinosaur to sleep already. The original developer has left this software behind many years ago, much the same way the developers of Winamp have done recently. That is why CDRWIN will always remain the same and only minor updates will be issued to support new hardware. Other than that, don't expect any major improvents such a re-design of the interface or any additional features. The only reason this software remains is because Golden Hawk Technologies is determined to squeeze every last penny of profitability out of it. As far as I'm concerned this thing has long outlived it's usefulness and there are far better alternatives. Don't waste your time and money on this piece of junk.

  20. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0C (Aug 30, 2005)

    Nice, and it works, but it's antiquated. They need to update the interface to include DVD format. If you just need a CD copy program, this will fit the bill. Otherwise you will need a package like Nero, which does all formats, such as DVD & audio.

  21. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0C (Aug 29, 2005)

    Well, I tried it and pretty much the same review for 4.1b because it’s pretty much the same as 4.1a.
    Ancient Interface and poor support. Wont back up copy protected CD’s like Alcohol or Blindwrite. No DVD support like Nero or easy CD Creator. I bought this program around four of five years ago and they wanted me to pay full price every year to continue to get updates. Not anywhere near worth the money when compared to other CD and DVD copy tools available today.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 19, 2005)

    Best bin/cue ripper/burner there is!

    One of the few that doesn't choke on SubIndex information and really preserves them.

    raw read/write, gap preservation for audio tracks (as opposed to some full featured suites like alcohol 120% a.o. wich just ignore gaps).
    clean gui, stable engine...

  23. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 19, 2005)

    I agree with below reviewer -- this proggie's time has come & gone. Cool to have come up with BIN-CUE, but it's time to get a good product going to compete with lots of good freeware alternatives.

  24. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 19, 2005)

    - It's old and does not everything
    - It's not free

    But this soft is easy and will never crash a burning is your media can be written.
    It's probably useless if you have new hardware, but if you don't, it will work faster and safer than any other burnin soft.

  25. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 19, 2005)

    does the job perfectly

    and to be honest when burning most .cue files other burning programs Sh#$ themselves where cdrwin burns without error :)

  26. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 18, 2005)

    I agree with Orbiting234 ... at one time it was THE cd burning software. Before the days of overburning and buffer overrun protection it was flawless ... never a coaster. I use it to this day for any and all bin/cue burning. I'll admit, $39 a year for just a cd burning util is asking a lot, and not adding DVD ripping/burning is unexcuseable. I gave it a 5 because it does what its coded to do flawlessly. Can't say that about very many pieces of software these days ... especially the OS's we run.

  27. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 18, 2005)

    They've got to be kidding. Even CDBurnerXP is better than this rag, and CDBurnerXP is totally FREE!

    First, they want you to pay full price once a year for it, the interface is horrible, it's limited to CD's only.. on and on. Have you ever tried to navigate and create custom and burnable images? Without a road map and instructions, it's pretty horrendous. All for the privilege of pretty much paying once a year to rent it, rather than own it.

    Alcohol120% absolutely blows this cr@p away, as does Sonic Record now, Nero, Fireburner, CDBurnerXP, and pretty much every burning package out there. Avoid this... it's simply not worth it. Anyone giving it more than a 1 or 2 is leading a VERY sheltered life. I'd give it a zero if I could.

    Oh and by the way... I have used this software (much to my own chagrin) and my opinion is based all on experience with this and the other software that I wrote about.

  28. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 18, 2005)

    Ancient Interface and poor support. Wont back up copy protected CD’s like Alcohol or Blindwrite. No DVD support like Nero or easy CD Creator. I bought this program around four of five years ago and they wanted me to pay full price every year to continue to get updates. Not anywhere near worth the money when compared to other CD and DVD copy tools available today.

  29. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Jul 18, 2005)

    I used to love this program until I bought it a couple of years ago.. Their support center is a joke.. I was having a problem burning (with some error).. turned out to be a software conflict..

    They told me to "get another burner" and then hung up on me.. very poor support.. I wouldn't recommend this program just due to that.. :-P

  30. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9K (Feb 14, 2005)

    This program is small, simple to use, efficient and *FINALLY* Supports my Plextor PX-716A! I use Nero for almost everything, but sometimes CDRWin performs the tasks that I am trying to accomplish a lot quicker than the navigation pain in the #&*(# of Nero. I honestly prefer CDRWin to burn images and extract tracks, it's just much easier to navigate for me, but to each their own.

  31. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9K (Feb 14, 2005)

    This is ancient software. Use a free alternative like burnatonce.

  32. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9K (Feb 13, 2005)

    This program was very hot, a couple of years ago. But since then, there are programs now that do much more like Nero. Thr author hasn't really changed much since the program originally came out.

  33. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9H (Oct 7, 2004)

    CDRWIN was great in 1792 when optical discs were a thing of awe that people sat around and stared at in amazement. Today, CDRWIN is a piece of crap with a horrendous interface and a sorely lacking feature set.

  34. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9H (Oct 7, 2004)

    I have to agree with previous reviewers that CDRWin is actually abandoned by its author. He just added new devices, blacklisted pirated serials and asks subscription fees from registered users (like me).
    Those are the bad points, but there are also good ones.
    CDRWin as a burning utility, works great, creating less coasters than any other burner application ever used. It's very stable, and fast, sometimes even faster (marginally) than professional applications like DiscJuggler.
    So i rate it with 5 although i cannot suggest it as a full blown burnering app.

  35. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 28, 2004)

    I know all you burners out there look for fancy features, including other than simply burning. As for me, I want a program that burns and burns on the first blank inserted. I'm tired of trying more than once... Thus, I'm trying this out... Listening to the first one now...three tracks, so far no problem..

  36. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 18, 2004)

    Let me just say that I *was* a registered for quite a long time. Yes, the UI could have been improved, but CDRWin did what it was designed for and left a very small system footprint. My main CDRWin gripes include an ISO image creation engine that has occasional flaws in its handling of large collections of files and directories and its lack of recording support for Panasonic/Matsus***a DVD Multi (LF-D521/SW-95x1/SW-95x2/UJ-81x series) drives. This last deficiency really puzzles me, as these drives (which can all write to CD-R\RW), have been available for several years. Not an encouraging sign from CDRWin's author...

  37. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 17, 2004)

    This was a favorite and must have for a long time. For bin/cue it was tops. Everything below this review is right on the mark, and so I add my two cents worth to say that it's over guys. Unless you can incorporate some other features, an easier to use interface etc etc yada yada... give it up. And, oh, by the way... it costs too much for what you offer.

  38. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 17, 2004)

    At one time this CDRWin did it's job and did it well [enough]. I've always felt the GUI was piss poor but it worked where other software had issues many years ago. Time has passed and other programs have evolved and improved. Where I once had issue with Bin/Cue files and Nero I no longer do and I will use Nero instead of CDRWin. I have simply no reason to have CDRWin on any system I use or own because it's antiquated. The addition of DVD support is a feeble addition to keep this program current. Updating the supported drives is nice but... it's time to throw in the towel. CDRWin's days have passed.

  39. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 17, 2004)

    Completely agree Bootblock. One of the reasons I know use Nero. I am not in favour of the bloat that comes with it, but CDRwin just doesnt cut it anymore. There arent really any other alternatives with a nice GUI to Nero.

    What is the point of new releases for CDRwin? Added support for new drives and added serials to the blacklist. There hasnt been any new features added and I still wonder how they could actually want money for this program. In the past 4 years NO new features have been added (maybe burn-proof and support for DVDs). Why on earth would you pay for something that statistically proven will never add a new feature or change problematic features.

    Small and light but certainly nowhere near user friendly.

  40. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 17, 2004)

    This program has seen its day. With freeware applications such as burnatonce on one side and Nero on the other, there is little use for an application such as this (and at its price point) with an interface only a mother could love.

    Time has definitely passed it by.

  41. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9G (Jun 17, 2004)

    Very bad listview design methodology: does CDRWin include the full paths you've added, or does it include just the content "below" them? Who the hell knows until you've done a few test burns to see how it works. It should use a treeview and the root node should be the actual disc compilation itself (its label) and not a stupid included path. CDRWin hasn't changed for six years, and counting. Used to rule (for protections, anyway - generation compilations was a weak point even back then), but now.. oh dear.

  42. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9F (Jan 29, 2004)

    CDRWin is one of those rare programs.
    It just keeps on working and working well.
    Unlike the huge NERO it doesn't suffer from the constant bugs introduced with every upgrade.
    The only upgrades it ever requires are those needed to support newer devices.
    The program itself is easy to use and you would need to be a total idiot for it not to burn exactly what you want. Selecting the correct settings you require are extremely easy to do.

  43. 1 out of 5 stars
    The Faceless Master

    Reviewing 3.9F (Jan 29, 2004)

    It still doesn't support my drive (Lite On LDW 440D)

    I remember in the 20th century this app was GREAT, but oh how the mighty have fallen.. it saddens me.. i just use Nero or Alcohol now..

  44. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9E (Sep 7, 2003)

    Some DVD-r support finally!

  45. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9E (Sep 5, 2003)

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.

  46. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9D (Jun 14, 2003)

    I originally used CDRWin back in 1998 and.. it hasn't changed. At all. As per usual, Goldenhawk provide absolutely *no* change log whatsoever (I'd wager that they only blacklisted yet more serials in this new version.. as usual), even their website is 100% the same and hasn't changed over the course of 5 years except for the addition of the words "Windows 2000" and "Windows XP". The files list for creating CDs is very poor and just weird - the number of times I've written a CD only to find out that CDRWin has included the full path within the directory structure or has splattered all the files into the root of the CD is AMAZINGLY ANNOYING. I expect updating CDRWin's interface to be beyond Arnold's capabilities. In summary: CDRWin used to be good, now it isn't. Not even close.

  47. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9D (Jun 13, 2003)

    Excellent !!!
    My favourite CD utility. Mastering, copying, burning in a small, fast and stable package.

  48. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C (2/15/03) (Mar 17, 2003)

    Incredibly small and simple. The best for BIN/CUE. I use Nero for the other formats.

  49. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C (2/15/03) (Feb 17, 2003)

    Incredible, stable, and very useful program. Gets better with every release! Good work Golden Hawk!

  50. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C Updated (Feb 9, 2003)

    Golden Hawk Technology, updated CDRWIN 3.9C again (for the third time, from 665 kb to 666 kb and now 667 kb) but didn't update the product number (they could do: 3.9Ca, 3.9Cb etc...)

  51. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C (Jan 13, 2003)

    Big leader for people who know nothing on computers and a small utility drives them to the edges of their poor brains.
    I have no objection that Nero is a nice prog, regardless the nationality of it's authors. But it's not a utility program like CdrWin. Nero is a full application but at twenty MB installed does the same as CdrWin (1MB). Nero uses over than thirty (30) dll, exe, ocx files while CdrWin is single exe.
    This is a BIG difference if you know what i mean :)
    And by the way i have nothing against Germans it they DON'T stole names, trademarks and programs.

  52. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C (Jan 12, 2003)

    I have an external USB (1) driver, which seems to be generally unsupported by the big cdwriting apps like nero and roxio. Tried this and to my suprise it found my cdrw drive, unfortunately there the happiness ended as it was so flaky, would get a little way thru burning anything then forget about the drive, I'd have to restart the app to get it find it again.
    Wasted litereally dozens of cdrs before I gave it the boot.

    (now use stomp record now max, which although isn't as good as nero/roxio, at least works every time)

    avoid cdrwin, it's pants

  53. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9C (Jan 12, 2003)

    First off 4.0 was a BETA version only and never became anything other than that (It was intended for SCSI drive use only). GoldenHawk Pulled the 4.0 beta and put the multirecorder support from 4.0 in versions starting at 3.9a.

    This software has been nothing but stable for me and has always done an excellent job. SHAM = NOT!!!!!!!!!

  54. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9B (Sep 22, 2002)

    There's no sham.
    I bought a key over a year ago and it still works with any version released within that timeframe.
    For obvious reasons it does not work with versions released after my key exipred.

  55. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9B (Sep 20, 2002)

    This company and software is a sham. You get to rent the software for $39.00 for one year. After that, your key quits working with both new and old versions of the software. If you want to use any version after that it will cost you $19.00 a year for a new key. You should skip this junk and go with Nero.

  56. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9B (Sep 20, 2002)

    first of all CDRWIN 5 is not made by goldenhawk...thats another company alltogether...secondly this is the only app I use to burn and make bin/ rocks

  57. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9A (6/25/02) (Jun 26, 2002)

    To start I'm reviewing CDRWin5 (5.02.000)(Beta¿?¿), yes it dose exist it’s just very rare to find.
    A lot of work has been put in to CDRWin 5, with a brand new interface, DVD support (but I haven’t been able to test this as I don’t own a DVD writer), virtual CD/DVD support, (S)VCD support, Nice little Label editor, online/local cddb support, burnproof and alike support. The big let down is that the image format has changed from .bin’s & .cue’s to .cdr, and as of yet I have not been able to find away to force cdrwin5 to create images in the old format

    In all a good program and it should be out soon, i hope...

  58. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (2/19/02) (Feb 20, 2002)

    very powerful program, but the interface is brutal

  59. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (2/19/02) (Feb 20, 2002)

    Jeff does not have change logs..and there seems to be no change's...Jeffs Tactics are well known that the only thing he does is change the software to Blacklist Keys...he won't give up and they wont either...this new version does nothing but give the BSOD...Jeffy Boy has now step into Malious Tampering with the Personal Computer..I give this Software a ZERO....and think Jeff is a Loser

  60. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (2/19/02) (Feb 20, 2002)

    Can we say nero?
    Is it me or does it get annoying with apps like this come out yet nothing is really mentioned in what updates have been made and 4.0a has been out for a long time. From the interface we can all tell its never been updated. I do like the ease of operation, its great at making images and its failure rate on burning images is pretty good. When it all comes down to it nero does everything this thing will ever do and more, until cdrwin adds more well, Im personally sold on nero burning rom.

  61. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (2/19/02) (Feb 19, 2002)

    Add VCD/SVCD for example

  62. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (1/27/02) (Jan 28, 2002)

    Rock solid burning ends at CDRWin. I love it.

  63. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (12/27/01) (Dec 28, 2001)

    running win2k,
    made my computer restart

  64. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (12/27/01) (Dec 27, 2001)

    incompatible with my nec 8x4x32 cd-rw drive, but it's definately usefull for rolling your own ISO images. I used it to make a bootable sp2 integrated version of my retail win2k cd so I wouldn't have to keep installing SP2 everytime I reloaded my machine.

    unless I'm lucky enough to get a free full copy of win2k professional sp3 integrated at the conclusion of win2k sp3 beta I'll most likely being creating a new sp3 integrated version for my own personal use and destroying my SP2 integrated copy.

  65. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (11/28/01) (Dec 17, 2001)

    Downloaded, installed, caused Xp home edition to continually reboot when starting the program. Uninstalled crap incompatible program.

  66. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (10/13/01) (Sep 26, 2001)

    Some people says is buggy... Might the same ppl maybe use hacked serialz?
    It often causes cdrwin to burn incorrectly.
    I've seen the results of some burnings with that symptom, i.e. audio-cd with one track, no valid filesystem and so on.

    I have to admit that the 2x-speed demo thing sucks but
    other than that CDRWin is THE best program for burning .iso:s!
    and not for mentioning cue- & bin-files...
    You have to believe me on that point, sice i've tried a lot of programs, including Nero, Discjuggler and blindwrite. Some iso:s only worked with CDRwin.
    The new version of fireburner remains untested however.

  67. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (8/13/01) (Aug 16, 2001)

    Hmmm know what I Don't understand is that I've had this release for quite some while know (at least half a year)!!! So why do they start writing about it know!?!?

    But the prog is very nice, and its the only cdrwin that works with my burner (hp 8200i)

  68. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (7/8/01) (Jul 17, 2001)

    Uh the thing has HORRORIBLE demo what the heck is the 2x speed thing about???? Really dumb... Get fireburner it's free and it's so MUCH better. And none of that SPEED capping.

  69. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (7/8/01) (Jul 9, 2001)

    If you have Nero, copy the WinAspi32.dll file from your Nero folder to WinNT/System32 and it will work fine. If you dont have Nero, hunt around for Aspi_Me and install that. You will need to roll back your date to sometime in 98 for that to install.

    A WORD OF WARNING. For some reason ASPI_Me makes same of your programs think you're running Windows NT and may cause some problems.

  70. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (7/8/01) (Jul 9, 2001)

    Anyone know where to get the aspi drivers for Windows XP Pro RC1 or what do I need to do to get that driver install on XP RC1 so I can run CDRWIN 4.0 beta or 3.8 right on it?
    Any help would be appresicated. Thanks

  71. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (5/21/01) (May 22, 2001)

    CDRWIN 3.8a-e beta has been out for over a month, I don't know why everyone is shooting down. I have a Plextor 16X burner with burn proof tech and it rules with CDRWIN. Not one coaster

  72. 5 out of 5 stars
    Peter Gozinya

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (5/21/01) (May 22, 2001)

    I think its very nice. My wife and I use ErieX for our Internet access and being able to check our ErieX mail from this is a great feature.

  73. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (5/21/01) (May 22, 2001)

    Good proggy, when it works. It had its hay-day. Problem is, they don't support what they sell. If you can't find your problem in their FAQ on the site, give up. I made the mistake of buying it. I won't upgrade when my year is up.

  74. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (Apr 17, 2001)

    Umm.. yea. Back in the day, CDRWIn may have been all that. Unfortunately Goldenhawk and more specifically Jeff Arnold does not care about their customers. Hey Jeff, where is the cue sheet editor promised back in version 2??!! We're still waiting. I paid high dolar for this program and continued to pay outrageous upgrade prices waiting for new "features" that never came. That all ended some time back. I got fed up of recieving 0 technical support for my money and basically no new originiality being introduced into this program. Same drab interface this program has been wearing since day 1 almost. Do yourself a favor and get Fireburner instead. Hey Jeff, you suck.

  75. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (Apr 17, 2001)

    Gets the job done. The interface is not very intiuitive and the help(less) file is worthless, but it accomplishes the task at hand with little or no fuss.

    For those of you having problems with "winaspi" problems under 2k, copy the winaspi from your windows sytem folder into the same folder where you installed CDRWIN and things should be all good...

    Have fun...

  76. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A Beta (Apr 17, 2001)

    Terrible user interface. I prefer Fireburner over CDRWin.

  77. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0A (Feb 19, 2001)

    CDRWIN is the bar.

  78. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8D (Dec 6, 2000)

    First, if your CDRW is Atapi/ide drive, you need to download
    forceaspi_17. or aspi!.exe you must do FTP search for this.
    If your CDRW is SCSI, then, go to Adaptec and download
    aspi32.exe (which happens to be exactly the same file for
    W98 and NT).
    As for programs, if your main purpose is to burn CD with bin/cue from Newsgroups, this is the program you need.
    Fireburner frequently dies under Windows 2000. ( I don't know why. It was my choice under NT4.)
    Or you get much more sophisticated programs like
    WinonCD or Nero. NTI CD Maker Pro .on the other hand, does not work well. (3 machines..could not find supported CDRWs,
    2 machines..yes. All CDRWs were listed in supported devices.
    So batting average became very bad.)

  79. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8C (Sep 25, 2000)

    if you have adaptech easy cd creator 4.01 install this first on 2000 and it will install the rquired aspi drivers for you to use cdrwin all versions.

  80. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8C (Sep 23, 2000)

    ok program. sometimes it stops burning, nodody knows why, but thats the only problem i found.
    Concerning ASPI drivers in W2K, what i did is ugly but works; I copied the wnaspi32.dll which is in Nero installation dir to winnt\system32 dir, and it works fine.

  81. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8a - 4/03 (Jun 15, 2000)

    If you need Win2k support for ASPI, look for a program called ASPI32.EXE
    It is for NT, but works very well on win2k. This file is made by adaptec, go search their site for ASPI32 NT 4 and you should be able to find it.
    If you can't find it, let me know and I'll see if I can get you a URL for it. lpt1 (at) cyber-wizard (dot) com

  82. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8a - 4/03 (May 1, 2000)

    Does anyone know to get the ASPI layer and this program working under Windows 2000? The program won't work cuz it keeps asking for the ASPI layer which is not installed on my system, any help would be appreciated.

  83. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A - 3/22 (Apr 1, 2000)

    Ya masterjedi im having the same problem. Im running windows 2000, on a celeron 500 with 256 ram. I also think the link is bad or the person that uploaded the new version did not upload a good version

  84. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A - 3/22 (Mar 25, 2000)

    (BIG RED X)"Windows cannot run this program because it is in an invalid format" followed by: (Error Starting Program)"The C:\CDRWIN3\CDRWIN.EXE file was not compiled for a CPU that is compatible with this version of Windows. Contact your vendor for a newer version"
    What BS is this? I have Windows98SE running on a P3-550@733 with 192MB ram. I used the link here on this page to download.

  85. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A Beta (Feb 18, 2000)

    An excellent program. Small easy to use (although the GUI is ugly).no coasters at8x for me anyhow.
    PS for audio (and only audio) you could also try Feurio (

  86. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A Beta (Feb 18, 2000)

    yaaaaaayyyyyy! ATI is finally puting out drivers for 2000. But I can't complain, other companies won't or will take forever for this to happen. I'm glad to see ATI isn't lagging behind...I can't wait until the multimedia center finally gets done...cuz I really can't stand to go into windows 98 SE anymore...even for the multimedia stuff.

  87. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A Beta (Feb 16, 2000)

    This is another beta of this same version number, not the same old beta. I believe this is his 4th beta of the same version number if I've been counting correctly. I'm glad to see the webmaster got some smarts and put a listing for the new FIREBURNER beta which doesn't make coasters like CDRWin does :)

  88. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A Beta (Feb 15, 2000)

    Excuse me? it has been 3.8a for like 3 months now!!

  89. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 30, 2000)

    What's all this Coaster stuff ???
    Burner software should hardly ever make coasters - if it does, then something's f*cked on your system.
    Nero & CDRWin, or CloneCD are the only burner progs you need to copy anything.
    Not Fireburner, cos there's things it can't copy that the others can.

  90. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 27, 2000)

    CDRWIN! is evil and causes world famine and war. Fireburner is the best it comes with a new Ozone layer replenisher feature that automaticaly rebuilds the ozone layer when you use it, thus saving the whole human race. Plus it costs way less than CDRWIN! so buy it now! Get new and improved Fireburner for whiter whites across the whole wash!

    PS me and GlassVial are not in the pay of, or sleeping with the author of Fireburner (its grrrreat ;)

  91. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 23, 2000)

    CDRWin (properly registered) makes coasters at 8x, whereas fireburner (new version 1.05 available now at burns BIN files PERFECTLY at 8x (I just burned one last night)...CDRWin has to be dropped to 6x in order to not make a coaster. Poor coding, crappy beta.

  92. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 22, 2000)

    CDRWin is a lean, mean burning machine...I'm a registered user. I registered even before he dropped the price & I felt it was worth every penny. Contrast that with Fireburner which wigged out on a BIN file of a near-80 minute CD...fired up CDRWin and it made short work of that image: a perfect CD.

  93. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 22, 2000)

    CDRWin never burns coasters for me.. and for the ignorant that don't know better, if you enter a blacklisted unlock key, you'll STILL register, but it will coaster most every CD you make.. perhaps that's why people dislike it? :) (If you're gonna pirate CDRWin it takes some brains ;p)

  94. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 22, 2000)

    Quit it with the fireburner commercials here. CDRWIN is a very competent piece of software. It didn't give me a single coaster till this day. It has a weird interface, but everything is in place. Haven't seen a better application for working with ISO files. It's fast, small & does the job the way it should, no fuzz, no buls***.

  95. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    I still prefer Nero to any other burning app.
    CDRWin's GUI is simply horrible and it still can't automatically convert MP3s to an audio CD - so what?

  96. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    Works with my Yamaha 8424 and thats listed as not supported too!!!

  97. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    What's new? This is the same version I've had for over a month. Anyone know what's up?

  98. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    I used to love CDRWIN, until I tried Fireburner. I have used Fireburner with my brand new HP 9100+ 8x burner for almost 1 month now, and I have NOT made a coaster of a single cd. NOT ONE SCREW UP. It's amazing, and it'll burn BIN/CUE and ISO format. Kudos to this program, check it at

  99. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    CDRWIN will release the support for Plextor 8432 at early Feb and hopefully they won't delay the progress.

  100. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    Does anyone know yet this CDRWIN supports Plextor 8432A(8x Write,4x Re-write,32x read)? If not, when cdrwin going to release this supported device?

  101. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 21, 2000)

    Who buys MITSUMI Drivers? Yamaha or Plextor are the only real CD/CD-R's on the market.

  102. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Jan 18, 2000)

    Hi all I too have used cdrwin for several months. Great program. Like ANY program it Cannot possibly do everything everyone wants. However it is very easy to use and has power features to spare. :)

  103. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 30, 1999)

    Between this and Nero you can do anything you ever wanted to a cd...EZCD is for lightweights...

  104. 2 out of 5 stars
    Big Daddy

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 29, 1999)

    I have used cdrwin for almost 1 year, I found betas of 3.8 to be very nice up until the last 3 builds which for some reason won't work with my Panasonic 7502. Before this problem it was my favorite burning software. The strange thing is that the documentation still says it supports my burner??

  105. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 29, 1999)

    Kickass program from Goldenhawk....CDRWin Rocks :)

  106. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 29, 1999)

    doesnt support my burner :P

  107. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 29, 1999)

    I can dispute what the above person said. While it's not freeware ($20 Shareware), online registration is available. Apparently this previous reviewer didn't do his homework.

  108. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 27, 1999)

    no support for Mitsumi 2801TE which after asking around, seems to be a popular burner.

  109. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 27, 1999)

    IF you want perfect CD copies and don't need more "coaster burns", then download this program! Need coasters? use Adaptec EZCD, the best program for that!

    Thank you very much ...

  110. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 19, 1999)


  111. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 19, 1999)

    Works fine for me (Win 98se). It has more stations that Microsoft I think. Don't complain so much that it pops up errors and stuff. That's what you get when you run beta software!

  112. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 17, 1999)

    It does exact CD copying very nicely, however, it doesn't burn audio CD's from MP3. Use NERO, a much better program for this. Also found at betanews.

  113. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 17, 1999)

    I gave this program 3 stars but it showed up as 1. I also meant to mention if would be nice if the program updated the system time clock at user selected time intervals and if the time, and maybe date, could be displayed iin a different format(s).

  114. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 15, 1999)

    Although not free like FireBurner, this is a case where you get what you pay for. The depth of features goes far beyond simply burning images or copying an existing CD. The program is simple enough for average users but also has the extra features hard-core techie-types really like to see. It is the extra features that sets CDRWIN apart from the others.

  115. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 14, 1999)

    I like CDRWin, but since I tried Fireburner ( from the creator of Binchunker,
    I changed my mine it costs you half of the price and you get a BIN burner and the Binchunker in bonus! Thats why I give CDRwin a 2! :)

  116. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 14, 1999)

    I also use Easy CD Creator for some things, but CDR-Win can't be beat for perfect DAO backups(especially backing up your Playstation games).

  117. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 9, 1999)

    It's a very good program, but it is NOT freeware like it says up above, you must purchse a license code to use it an any other speed besides 1x. I perfer Easy CD Creator for the eye candy and mp3 tech.

  118. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Dec 5, 1999)

  119. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Nov 29, 1999)

    All I can say is GoldenHawk has taken a wonderful product and made it even better.

  120. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Nov 29, 1999)

    Best solution to burning .BIN and .CUE. Great CDR support and error handling. The feature of overburning is also great for those larger CD images.

  121. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Nov 28, 1999)

    A superb wee program. Not as intuitive as something like Easy CD Creator, but it has the power to do everything you need (as long as you're willing to dig a little!)

  122. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Nov 28, 1999)

    Would be nicer with a graphics update but still fun, it is about time someone counters all the Windows bashers that the Mac Platform has.

  123. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8A (Nov 28, 1999)

    I don't know what's wrong with this (I == Author :) ). I am just trying to fix these FileForum bugs. If I can't fix them, visit and download the file there. Sorry :/

  124. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 28, 1999)

    ide support

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