|My CD-RW was working fine until yesterday. I sent a few video files to the CD-RW so they could be wirtten on to a CD as I always do: right click the file(s), send to -> CD-RW Drive. The files were copied. Then I clicked 'Write these files to CD' and the CD Writing Wizard started but when I hit next after entering the CD name, a message popped up:|
"Insert a writable disc to continue.
There is no disc in the drive.
Please insert a writable CD into drive G:\."
I tried three different CDs but the same message appeared. It was still reading data from other CDs though. I changed the CD-RW to find out if the problem was with the CD-RW but the other CD-RW didn't solve the problem either. The first one was being recognised by XP as a writer; the problem was that it wasn't picking up a blank CD. But my system didn't even recognise the second CD-RW as a writer; its properties didn't show the 'Recording' tab. I removed it and put the first one back in. This time the system didn't recognise it as a writer either - no 'Recording' tab in the properties. I googled for the problem and found a solution to only half of my problem: I changed some value in the registry - from 3 to 2 - as was described on a forum. The system started recognising it as a writer but the writer still doesn't recognise a blank CD.
I had installed a few video conversion softwares - Total video converter and a few more - in the last couple of days. I wonder if they had anything to do with it.
I'd really appreciate some help!