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Problem writing files to CD

February 8, 2009 at 11:53:04
Specs: Windows XP, 512

For some time, I have been having problems putting files from my computer onto a writeable CD - for example, music. I tried different methods, and they all quit before the session is done. Now, I try to put a PowerPoint file onto a disc, and it won't complete, saying there is a problem completing the task.

I do not have any special software at this time to write to disc (my former computer had Roxio).

The computer identifies the driver as being as follows:

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC4481B

I would like to easily write files to a disc, such as PowerPoint (for business portfolios), pictures (for personal storage), and music. What ways can I check for problems, and what changes can I make to get the computer to do what I need?

Thank you in advance!


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#1
February 8, 2009 at 12:18:12

In using XP to write files to CD, I have to create a folder (to be written to CD), then copy
files into that folder. Then select "write files
to CD.

If I do the above, I can have many folders, with
files in each, each time I want to write files to one CD.

Does not work to write, unfoldered files, to a CD that already has files on it, that are not inside a folder.


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#2
February 8, 2009 at 14:14:01

I tried that (putting files in a folder, then trying to burn), but I'm still getting the same problem.


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#3
February 8, 2009 at 19:38:40

Chuck2 What your post states above is not true. I write files (or folders) to a CD readily. Agreed it is much neater to put all files in a folder but it is not necessary.

Dod March I do not have definite answers to your question other than try a different brand of disk or possibly a different burner. The burner you have should do the job for you if it is working well. You mentioned music in your above post. Please be aware that music CD's are usually closed after writing to them and further writes are not possible. If you copy the raw music files to CD then you can add more files. As far as Powerpoint files they should copy as long as there is sufficient room on the disk to accommodate the file. XP sometimes has problems writing to CDRW's so be sure to use a CD-R.
Failing all of the above then I would suggest getting third party burning software to do the job for you. (Nero, Roxio etc)


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