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When i drag any file and drop it into dvd-writer messege displayed "Cannot copy filef on this CD-ROM drive are read only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive." At the time a blank cd was in the rom

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First check if the drive id a cd-rom or cd-r/w u can copy on only cd-r/w .

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