What's Up With CD Writing Wizard?

P4i6g / P4i65g
April 21, 2010 at 12:22:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb
This has always been a pet peeve of mine.

After I write files to a CD, the drive opens and the Wizard gives me the option to write the same files to another CD.

If I remove the written CD, drop in a new one, close the drive, and then click Yes...Next, the Wizard sits there for a while, opens the drive again and tells me that there is no CD in the drive. I then have to close the door and click Next in that "error" window.

However, if I don't close the door and click Yes...Next I'll get the error right away and can close the door to write the CD.

Why doesn't the drive recognize the new CD the first time and not force me to cause the error?

I have seen this on multiple types of CD writers, so it must be the Wizard and/or XP.


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#1
April 21, 2010 at 18:31:58
You didn't wrote the exact error message, so you might have to look at this page, to solve the problem.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
April 21, 2010 at 18:36:49
Maybe should should consider using a dedicated burning program rather than what's built into Windows.

http://www.filehippo.com/software/dvd/


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#3
April 21, 2010 at 19:54:29
@paulsep,
re: You didn't wrote the exact error message

Actually, I did mention the exact error message.

As I said:

the Wizard sits there for a while, opens the drive again and tells me that there is no CD in the drive. I then have to close the door and click Next in that "error" window.

Here is, in detail, what happens on every machine I use, whether it has a built in CD writer or an external USB writer.

1 - The files are written to the CD
2 - The CD Drive opens
3 - The Wizard asks if you want to write the files to another CD
4 - I insert a new CD and close the drive
5 - I then click Yes and Next.
6 - The Wizard pauses for about 5 seconds, then opens the drive and pops up the window that says "There is no CD in the Drive, please insert a writable CD."
7 - I close the drive again, click Next and the CD is written

If I don't close the door and click Yes...Next when the Wizard asks me if I want to write the files to another CD, I will obviously get the "No CD in Drive" message, but it happens immediately and saves the 5 second delay that the Wizard causes.

This will happen every time I want to "write the files to another CD", which can get pretty annoying when writing the files to 30 plus CD's. I have yet to find a way to write the files to another CD without having to deal with the "No CD in Drive" message.


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#4
April 21, 2010 at 19:58:20
@jam,

2 of the machines I use are locked down corporate images. I cannot install any third party software on these machines - in fact, it was a quite the hassle just to convince them to allow me to install the CD writer.

I'm stuck using the XP Wizard on those machines.

I may try your suggestion on my home systems.

Thanks!


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#5
April 21, 2010 at 20:19:58
I have similar problems with the machines in my office. Although I work in the automation group, I have no admin rights...that is reserved for the IT people. I've found some workarounds by using portable apps. CCleaner portable & Firefox portable are two that I use regularly. We have Roxio or RecordNow on most of our systems so burning isn't a problem, but there are portable burning apps available. DeepBurner for example, which I use regularly at home, offers a portable version. I've never tried it, but it might be something worth looking into. CDBurnerXP, which I also use, also has a portable version. And there are plenty more listed at the following site:

http://www.pendriveapps.com/softwar...


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#6
April 21, 2010 at 20:21:06
Thanks. I'll look into them.


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#7
April 22, 2010 at 11:21:18
When you insert a blank CD in a Writable drive, it takes several seconds before your PC completes it's analysis re.: the state of the inserted media.
Try:
(1) skip Step 4 altogether, click "Yes", and WAIT for the next prompt (something like "Insert blank CD"). This results in no Step 4, and most likely no Step 6 -- straight through to Step 7.
Or else, (2) in between your Step 4 and Step 5, you need to WAIT for a few seconds, and the "problem" might be resolved.

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