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Copy to a blank CD

I have a Dell Dimension E520. I am not able to copy to a blank CD in "CD Drive D." I hightlight a document, then I click "Copy to", then "CD Drive D," then "copy." What comes up next is a dialog box that says, "D:/is not accessible, incorrect function."
What's my problem?
Incidently, I am able to copy onto the "stick" that I plug into a USB port.
Cordially, Tom Shaw,

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  • epsom Jul 25, 2008 made my day. The problem was "Enable CD Recording" had not been checked. Thank you, thenk you, thank you. Cordially, Tom Shaw

  • epsom Jul 25, 2008 made my day. The problem was "Enable CD Recording" had not been checked. Thank you, thenk you, thank you. Cordially, Tom Shaw

  • epsom Jul 25, 2008 made my day. The problem was "Enable CD Recording" had not been checked. Thank you, thenk you, thank you. Cordially, Tom Shaw

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I had the "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" set to "manual" and changed it to "automatic". I also hit the "start", but still not accessible. Says "D:/is not accessible, incorrect function"

  • davidstarr9 Apr 04, 2009

    DELL XPS M140. No "Recording" tab under properties for D: Drive. Allows access if there is a burned CD or audio CD in drive. Burns audio cds and dvds but does not burn data cds. Help!



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It's possible that the CD burning service isn't running on your computer.

Click Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services

Scroll down in the list to "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" and double click on it. Make sure it is set to Automatic. If it isn't currently running, click "Start."

Also, if you right-click on the CD drive in My Computer, and select properties, is there a Recording tab there? If there is, click on the tab and make sure that "Enable CD Recording" is checked. If the Recording tab is NOT there, please let me know.

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