wrtie capabilities limited to 1 recorder?

April 6, 2010 at 15:46:43
Specs: Windows XP sp3
Have lite-on 522462 & HL-DT-DT-ST DVD Ram H55L installed-both found/recognized in hardware, etc, but can only enable 1 to write at any given time. Both were formerly enabled, so ? Any info greatly appreciated.

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#1
April 6, 2010 at 15:47:16
Sorry-running XP home, sp3

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#2
April 6, 2010 at 15:58:40
"but can only enable 1 to write at any given time."

Can you expand on that a little? What do you mean by "enable"?


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#3
April 6, 2010 at 16:59:06
If just a short time ago might consider using a "restore point". See help and support for restore point.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
April 6, 2010 at 17:07:20
Sorry for not being clearer. By enable, I refer to the recording capability in properties for the drive. If I check off 'record' in one drive's properties, the other is unchecked or disabled, so to speak..

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#5
April 6, 2010 at 17:08:58
Tried restoring to no avail. ????
Thx for the idea though.

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#6
April 6, 2010 at 18:05:16
Where are are you seeing this "record" setting in the Properties for the drives. That's not in the Properties for the optical drives in Device Manager or in Disk Management on the XP MCE computer I have here.

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#7
April 6, 2010 at 19:40:28
If I'm understanding correctly, you want to use two burners to write two separate discs at the same time? Why?

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#8
April 6, 2010 at 20:15:41
You can't burn two disks at the same time in any case in Windows, if that's what you wanted to do.

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#9
April 7, 2010 at 03:25:49
Running XP Home, SP3-The 'record' setting is found by right clicking the drive in My Comp>properties>recording dialog box.

Don't want two disks to write at one time, just want the the write capability on both the cd & dvd drives as was the case until 'something' changed. But when I check that box in one drive, it unchecks it in the other drive & it doesn't have write capability..


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#10
April 7, 2010 at 06:14:00
"Running XP Home, SP3-The 'record' setting is found by right clicking the drive in My Comp>properties>recording dialog box."

The XP MCE installation with SP3 updates installed I have here doesn't have that. There are two burner drives but only one is connected. I haven't installed burning software yet in MCE.

That computer dual boots Vista and XP MCE via a third party boot manager program.

In Vista, which has burning software installed,
Computer - Right click on the optical drive - Recording - Desktop disc recording - Select a drive that Windows can use as the default recorder for your system.

If that's similar to what you're seeing in XP, then I suspect it must have been installed when your burning software was installed.
If it says default recorder or similar, then of course you can choose one drive or the other, not both.

When you use your burning software, you can probably change which drive is used for recording - burning - by default - as well.


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#11
April 8, 2010 at 16:24:58
Another way I can try to explain this is that previously, when I wanted to record a file, I'd hit 'send to' in the file menu at which point both drives would be reflected & I could choose either one. Now, when I hit send, only the drive with the 'record' enabled box checked is available. If I change the 'now unavailable drive' to 'enable recording on this drive', then that drive will be the only one available. ( The other drive will reflect the 'record enable' box as blank. No burning software was installed/removed/etc. I did have a problem with .NET 3.5, but that was resolved. Thanks for the help.

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#12
April 8, 2010 at 18:36:30
Do you have more than one burning program installed, other than what's built into the XP operating system?
If you do, that's not recommended, because they often have a module that runs all the time and they can clash with each other.

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#13
April 10, 2010 at 06:10:40
Have CD burner XP also, but that has been installed for over 1 year with no previous conflict-no upgrades, etc were done either.

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