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Reinstall the drivers for the cd drive, in the start menue click on computer when it opens up right click on the cd drive and click on properties click on up date driver

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Whenever I try to burn a cd in my DVD ram a message shows up saying it is not accessible, Incorrect function.? What do I do? ive tried to disable and enable the drive then reboot the sys., still the same...


try running the fix-tool provided by Microsoft on this web page

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

If that fails then my suspicion is that either
1) the drive has failed
or more likely
2) because you don't have any DVD burning software, windows can't understand the blank DVD-RW disk. Thas basic packet-burning software installed with XP CANNOT write to DVD disks.

However there is a bit more to it than that - the Microsoft CD burning software (which is a cut down Roxio product) cannot co-exist with any other packet burning software (e.g. DLA, In-CD or simuilar) so if one of those is installed you have to DISABLE the MS CD burning capability on the drive settings tab. Even worse, Internet Explorer 8 is not compatible with DLA - which is included in quite a few CD/DVD suites including many of the later Roxio versions

My advice would be
1) un-install any CD or DVD burning software on the machine
2) disable the MS CD burning
3) run that Microsoft patch
4) Install some DVD burning software but DON'T install the packet writing software part of it

Note that after installing that patch you may also have to reinstall any DVD playing software

Nov 07, 2010 | CD & DVD Burners

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The drive plays DVDs and can read doc files, but


This problem is normal and exists with many CD/DVD drives.
On some of the drives, if you put in blank discs and try to open the disc in My Computer or Windows Explorer, Windows displays no contents or a blank disc. Whereas on other drives, you get the error message that you mentioned about incorrect function.

What software are you using to burn CDs or DVDs? Are you able to burn CDs but not DVDs or you can't burn both the discs? Did you try a CDs with a different make/manufacturer? Some drives refuse on some disc makes. Try another disc and another writing speed, or try the lowest writing speed available with your software.

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Raspal

Mar 22, 2010 | ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U USB 2.0 Slim External...

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Computer does not recognize it as a CD RW drive


When you try to write data to an optical disc, you may experience any of the following symptoms:

* You receive various disc write error messages.
* You experience issues with the drive and the built-in recording feature of Windows XP.
* You experience issues with third-party programs that you use to write data to the disc.
* You cannot read the disc in all versions of Windows.
* You cannot read the disc, or some files on the disk, by using an MP3 player.
* When you add files or folders to a disc that already contains data, some files are lost.
* Recording files to the disc is inconsistent.
* The disc recording operation is consistently unsuccessful.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting specific errors
If you experience one of the following errors, follow the appropriate steps to resolve the error.

* There is no disc in the drive. Please insert a writable CD into drive.
This error can occur if the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device. This error can also occur if the device driver has been corrupted. To resolve this issue, see Method 3 in the "General troubleshooting" section and Method 1 in the "Advanced troubleshooting" section.

* Drive not accessible, incorrect function
This error message typically occurs when you try to write to a CD-R or a CD-RW, and the Windows XP built-in disc recording feature does not recognize the CD drive as a recordable drive. This error message may also occur if specific third-party programs are installed. For more information about how to troubleshoot this error,

when you access the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the CD-RW drive
* Error Deleting File or Folder.
Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.

This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted from the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows XP for random-access storage while you are writing to disc.

To set the service to Automatic, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc /s, and then click OK.
2. Double-click IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service.
3. Under Service Status, click Start.
4. Try to write data to a CD.

Jan 28, 2010 | Samsung (SH-M522C/BEBN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM...

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LG GSA-5169D DVD w/ Honestech One Touch on Win XP SP3


You got a bad laser in the drive not the laser the reads the laser that writes and this does generally happen when a dvd ram drive goes. Recommend buying a new drive as a replacment laser is upwards of $90 bucks, thanks for using fixya please do accept and rate.

Aug 18, 2009 | LG (GSA-5169D) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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E drive not accessible


This could be a driver issues or is it software .

(Assuming you have XP installed.)
Remove device and software first reboot then reinstall
if you have the disk then reinstall should be straight forward.

Try plugging in the device ,
and use the device manager for the drivers update install.
(while in device manager-select device rightclick and update)

This should fix your issue,
If problem persists,
refer the problem to the retailer you purchased from,
is it still under wanrantee ?,
the supplier should honor the warantee no problems....

You may need to provide proof of purchase for warantee

Let us know the results thanks

Jul 19, 2008 | Acer (4432A-002) CD-RW Burner

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Hp cd writer cd12d


Hp cd writer does not require drivers on windows unless it is Windows 98/ME or earlier version.
a: drive error, it is an error with floppy, or floppy settings, not cd.
If floppy is present then floppy drive is probably faulty and in need of replacement.
You can bypass the problem accessing to bios setting. Usually you have to press a key on startup to start bios settings.
Once you access settings you have to change the error prompt setting. The computer will start the same but you won't be able to use the floppy.


Jun 08, 2008 | CD & DVD Burners

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The hard disk in drive D: is not accessible


My Toshiba lap top when i try and copy pictures to a disc it will not let me it says D:/is not accessable.incorrect function
I also tried downloading pictures from a cd and it would not read it though it did read a pdf file for documents on another disc

Mar 02, 2008 | Samsung Super-WriteMaster SE-S164L DVD?RW...

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Won't read any cd


Go to device manager and check the properties on both controllers under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. They should be set to DMA under the advanced options. If set to PIO change it.

Jan 12, 2008 | Toshiba SD R2312 CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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H:\is not accessible incorrect function


when this happend ? is it happend suddenly or you have never burn a CD with your drive?

Jan 27, 2007 | LG (GSA-5169D) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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