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D drive used

My D drive is showing used or full. I don't know how to find what is using up the drive. HELP!! I can't burn a disk or view any image disk either..

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  • dcarter002 Oct 27, 2008

    Yes D is the dvd drive and no I do not have a downloader or p2p or anything like that on my computer. I don't remember how to find out what else is using D drive. No CDs or DVDs have been written because It won't let me.

  • dcarter002 Oct 27, 2008

    It won't let me see the drive when I click on it. It shows no disk when I want to save a back up copy of a file or anything...

  • dcarter002 Oct 28, 2008

    First off there was no other information to give and second I do have nero and it still doesn't work. As for bad votes? I didn't hit inappropriate it was Thanks for trying. No offense but none of the information was helpful nor was I able to fix it so Thanks for trying it was, because you two did try but it wasn't helpful. Really sorry.. I'll just go somewhere else where rating or votes isn't such a high priority to get help..

  • velut_umbra May 11, 2010

    D is the dvd drive?



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Next step (should have been the first sugestion... oops): clean - very gently - the laser lens with a 80% water 20%alcohol solution and let it dry for a minute.
Maybe dust, or the ocasional fingerprint is clogging the laser, and it reads nothing. Worth trying.

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Maybe you dragged some files to the drive, and windows internal burner is using up the drive until you burn those files

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If D drive is the CD/DVD unit, that is normal, written CDs/DVDs will result as full to the system.

If d: drive is an internal hard disk, that means that you or some software that you are using filled the space into the hard drive by saving files.
This is common if you use a downloader, like p2p software etc to download and share files on the internet.

If D: is an hard drive and it is full, you will need to connect an external hard disk via USB, to save the content of D drive.

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    Ginko Oct 27, 2008

    You have to use a software to record CD, next time try to explain better the problem instead of giving us bad votes.

    Download a CD burner software, if D is a CD you need to use a software like Nero, you cannot copy on a cd straight away.

    You also need to use Rewritable CD,

    here you can download nero Download Nero.


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