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Computer will not record written information on disk

Computer is two years old and I can't get it to record written information to disk . It was fine when I first got it, but now it seems to spit out
the disk when I try to record any information . Thanks

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  • thinkdm2 May 11, 2010

    Can you please be more specific? What kind of computer, model etc - any extras you added, are you talking about CDs DVDs or 3.5" disk?

    Are you trying to burn a DVD with only a CD-RW  that also plays DVDs?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what disk? what os? what kind of computer? what kind of burner? what do you mean record written information?


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Goto the system properties>Hardware>Device Manager>Disk Drives and double click on that hard disk name. Then goto the policies tab and mark the checkbox of "Enable right caching on the disk." If it is already selected then it means that there is a problem in your hard disk, either you purchase another hard disk or replace it or check it in another system.

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