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Drives won't 'write'.

Says "Is not available. Incorrect function" Have 2 TDK drives, CD & DVR. both report the same. Will read OK. What gives? Fix? These drives are 5 years old but were functioning fine and little used. Running XP pro & Office 2000 pro.

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You do not tell us what software you use to access your drives. It sounds like an application has control and has not realesed it. I have had some software carry over a configuration change and no number of restarts will make a difference.

You can also go to start - control panel - system - hardware - device manager. Look under DVD / CDROM manager. If there is a driver or other hardware issue the system will reflect it here.

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