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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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2. You can try replacing the IDE cable, but if you can read the contents of the disk it does not suggest a communication issue between the drive and mobo.

3. I do not think that the burning software is to blame, when you drag and drop you are actually using a windows based burning software that is installed with the operating system.

4. set up your files to burn through nero, let the software do the work.

I had the same issue with my dvd burner, although slightly different error messages, solved it by using nero instead.

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