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Dell ~ Cant Save to Drives D or E

Dell w/ WinXP
Philips DVD+RW DVD8631 ~ Drive E

For some reason I cant save ANYTHING to either drive.
Not Notepad, WordP, Excell, Adobe, Office, Folders ~~ NOTHING!!!

Both Drives show connection & readability. Properties are normal.

I have tried not formatting & formatting cd-rs & then saving with No Luck.

Missing Data File? Exe File? Dll? Suggestions?????

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  • Bridget Ewer Feb 08, 2009

    Hi there.


    I've tried it both ways & just tried to copy & send my Documents Folder over & it wont go. Says:

    E:\ is not Accessible. Incorrect Function.

    Ive done this before & it worked but, doesnt it figure that my 2 yr Warranty on this just expired before the drives stopped saving what I send them.

  • Bridget Ewer Feb 08, 2009

    That's what I was thinking. I installed Webroot Web Sweeper & Trend Micro Anti~Virus.

    As for when it worked last, I couldnt tell you. Been an issue for months.

  • John LeFebvre May 11, 2010

    Normally you would save to a folder on your hard drive, and then copy the files to the CD-R for burning.

    You can still copy over updated files usin this method.

    See if this fixes your problem.


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Try restoring your PC to a date when it last worked, probably corrupt drivers or can also be caused by installing or uninstalling software or your Anti-Virus or Internet Security program

start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Restore
Click Restore my computer to an earlier dat
Click Next
Choose a sutable date and then on the right click a restore point
Click next
and leave to restore

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  • Peter Conway Feb 09, 2009

    Can you try switching them off and retrying??


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