Solved with disc installed message appears insert disc

January 13, 2015 at 13:12:57
Specs: xp, 3 meg
I can read data/info from both drives a rom and cd-writer but if I insert a blank disc and click on the drive I get a message to insert a disc.
How can I write to the drive if I can't open it?I would like to copy and paste once opened. Device manager shows drive is functioning normally.
Tried to write a file to it using ImgBurn. The disc seems to be loading correctly but failure eventually occurs. Possible some software corruption?

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January 14, 2015 at 09:51:48
Thank you to all but I found the solution. Somehow it became disabled-not sure how.
Go to my computer
Right click on drive
Properties
Recording
Check enable box
Apply
Ok


#1
January 13, 2015 at 14:31:25
Are you using an DVD disk in a non DVD drive?

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#2
January 13, 2015 at 14:44:06
If needed, try this fix, if this doesn't solve the problem, you probably need a new drive.

I don't use Cd's any more, everything I want to do is on a thumb drive, put it in my pocket, every time I go out.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/c...


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January 13, 2015 at 16:48:47

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#4
January 13, 2015 at 21:01:50
On my xp system with a cdrom and cd writer putting a blank disk in the cdrom gives an error about it not being able to read the disk. In the burner it just opens the disk showing no files. Are you giving the drives enough time to spin up and read the disk?

You mentioned copying and pasting to a cd. I was going to tell you that wasn't possible in XP without third party burning software but because I am often occasionally wrong I checked on that and it turns out you can burn files that way without added software. Some details in the # 5 posting here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/...

Is that how you were attempting it? It worked on mine without opening my Nero to do it. I did notice it first said to insert a disk even though one was already in. I opened and closed the tray and tried again and it worked.


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January 14, 2015 at 09:51:48
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Thank you to all but I found the solution. Somehow it became disabled-not sure how.
Go to my computer
Right click on drive
Properties
Recording
Check enable box
Apply
Ok

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#6
January 15, 2015 at 15:54:07
NO, I'm using the proper cd

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#7
January 15, 2015 at 15:56:27
I started to download other software but contracted a lot of male ware. If need be I will purchase something from a store.

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#8
January 15, 2015 at 15:57:33
I want to download to a cd because I want to use them in my car cd player.

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#9
January 15, 2015 at 16:09:41
"I started to download other software but contracted a lot of male ware"
Use This.

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://unchecky.com/
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.


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#10
January 15, 2015 at 16:49:29
You can't make an audio disk with copy and paste. Well, you can copy and paste audio files to a cd but they'll just be data files on a cd and won't make an audio cd. You'd need to record it specifically as an audio cd. I think most audio burning software will automatically convert mp3 music files to wav format which is the format most cd players need. Here's some info on using windows media player for that:

http://computertutorflorida.com/201...


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#11
January 16, 2015 at 07:29:39
Is this a trusted site?

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#12
January 17, 2015 at 00:32:02
My link in # 10? Yeah I guess so. I went there on a computer running no firewall and no AV.

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