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Hi I am trying to write a load of photos from my pc (windows XP) to a CD. I am using the CD writing Wizard and name the file when prompted. However when I insert a CD-R disc into the relevant drive, the wizrad maintains that there is no disc in the drive. I have tried different discs, rebooted my pc etc, but still when i get to this stage, the wizard does not recognise that there is a CD in the drive? Any advice on what the problem might be?

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  • leigh_m_webb Dec 03, 2008

    I am just using the windows CD writing wizard.

    First I open my file containing the pictures. I select all pictures and go to file, send to, DVD-RW drive (E) which copies all the files. When I get prompted, I open the balloon that tells me I have files ready to be written to the CD. Then I go to file, write these files to CD, which brings up the CD Writing Wizard. I type in the name of the CD and click next. The wizrd then says there is no disc in the drive and tells me to insert a writable CD into drive E:\.

    I bought a pack of new CD-R discs and when I insert the disc, the wizard still requests I insert a writable CD into the drive.

    Hence my problem.

    I have since sent the files to my work PC and done exactly the same thing, and when I put the disc in it automatically writes the files to the disc. Therefore I believe I am doing everything correct.

    Any ideas why it is not working on my PC at home?

    My PC is approx 3 years old and this is the first time I have attempted to copy pictures to CD on it.

    Any help will be much appreciated



    Thanks

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First of, may i know what burner are you using? I recommend you to use NERO instead. Burning pictures in a cd is not that much complicated. Let me know what other details your doing while your burning.

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