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Can not copy any music cd i always get this message

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  • p0mmy Nov 28, 2007

    i am on x 4 its partitioned in 2 sections user partition and system yes everything is on c drive its a 150 gb harddrive a 136gb available the wierd thing is i can copy dvd but not cd

    ive just added external writer same outcome cal area full

    p0mmy thanks



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Hi p0mmy,
I need to know some info before I can attempt to help you.
What OS are you running? How is your system partitioned, is everything on a C:Drive? What size is your harddrive? How much available free space is on your harddrive?

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

  • Mort Lebow
    Mort Lebow Nov 29, 2007

    It appears that you definitely have enough disk space on your C:Drive. How much rRAM is installed in your sys? What software are you using to perform the copy.

    It sounds like it may be a driver issue. So, I would uninstall the software for the burner, reboot, and reinstall it.

    NOTE: Be sure to disable your AntiVirus and PopUp when doing the install...! Hope this is helpfull...




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