i cant download pictures to a cd-r

March 29, 2011 at 04:43:57
Specs: Windows XP
I've downloaded hundreds of pictures to cd-r's but suddenly when I try to transfer pictures now, it tells me that files are waiting to be sent to a cd but everytime I put the cd into the computer, it is not recognising this and tells me to put a cd in.

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#1
March 29, 2011 at 07:28:04
So you've successfully burned CDs in the past and it just suddenly quit working? Have you tried another CD?

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#2
March 29, 2011 at 07:31:58
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your reply but yes, I bought a new box of 25 and tried the first 5 with no luck. Just to make sure, I bought a more expensive one from a different source and it's just the same. Thanks anyway.
Mike

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#3
March 29, 2011 at 10:05:04
Explain how you "download to a CD-R" - "burn to a CD-R" would be a better way of stating it. Which burning porogram do you use?

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#4
March 29, 2011 at 14:38:56
Hi mickliq

Sorry I'm not too computer literate but I do understand that 'burn' is a more suitable term than download. I go to my picture files, select which one I want and then click copy to CD. Unfortunately my PC out here is Spanish so all the commands are in Spanish. I can understand the instructions which tell me to copy the files to CD, I then get the command 'files are waiting to be copied' please insert a CD, which I do, but it continually tells me to insert a CD and it will not burn. Since writing my original post, I have now found out I CAN burn to a CD-RW and it works fine but still get get it to work with a CD-R As I would like to burn to CD-R's so they can't be overwritten I would prefer to try and sort this out. Many thanks for your reply and do you have any more suggestions.

Mike.


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#5
March 29, 2011 at 15:00:35
Copy to CD places the files in temporary storage. CD-RW allows writing. CD-R needs a different program to write (burn). The different language creates a problem as you are not seeing the error messages. It would work if you copy the files to a directory then start the CD writer and select the files.

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#6
March 30, 2011 at 00:41:04
Hi wizard-fred

Many thanks for your reply. If I read it slowly and digest what you suggest, I can understand what you are saying but I'm not too computer literate and don't quite understand how i can 'copy the files to a directory' Would it be too much trouble for you to explain that bit.

Mike.


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#7
March 30, 2011 at 01:32:20
I copying the files to directory or folder to arrange the contents of my CD before I burn it. To check the size and check for missing files in packages. Just make a folder (I use the desktop) and copy and paste the files desired. You can make sub-folders and add slide show lists. When completed I start the burning program and select all the files and folders in the created folder. After the burn is finished and the disk is checked, you can either burn more or delete the folder.

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#8
April 6, 2011 at 00:36:37
Hi Wizard Fred

Many thanks for your suggestions but I did try that with no luck. Somebody suggested I have a corrupt or missing driver - not too sure what that entails - but I think I'm going to have to get a boffin to look at my computer.

Thanks anyway

Mike.


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