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Cd drive can read from my cd drive, just recently I tried to write to the drive, i.e., copy files to the CD-R, and keep getting error message., tried to use different brands of CD's, etc. but still will not write to the disc. What is the problem?

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  • Arlette Jacob Jan 11, 2007

    using the wizard writer that came with the laptop, it formats the disc 30 sec then the error says it can't write to the disc try another disc, using Microsoft XP personal, hope this helps you find the solution THANKS



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Need some more information: -What exactly is the error message? -How long does it take from when you start the copy proces for the error to occur? -What program/procedure are you using to copy files to the CD-R? -What operating system are you using?

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