Burning with a CD-R is not a problem for me. No issues whatsoever. However, inserting a DVD+R gets me nothing. The drive will read it as a DVD-ROM. When I load the DVD, it gives me the option of opening a recordable folder. When I try to send a file to the folder (via right click-send to E:) I get an error message: Unable to copy file with the options of retry, skip, cancel.
If I try to send the files to a writable folder prior to inserting a DVD+R, the files show up in the E: as "waiting to be written." However, when I put the DVD+R into the drive, the files disappear and the recording session is no longer an option!
This is extremely frustrating!!
I pulled the drive out of the case and found this S/N: 34F12775111
I'm not sure what else to try at this point. Any ideas? I hope so! Thanks in advance!!
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Re: DVD+RW Not recognized as a writable drive
There could be a few things going wrong here, firstly when you send a file using Windows poor inbuilt writing programme, i think you need to use a re writable disc, although i could be wrong, but thats worth a try.
Also go to My computer, right click on your dvd drive and go to properties, then along the top row of tabs, the end one should say 'Recording', click on the tab and make sue that 'Enable CD recording on this drive' is ticked, and just below make sure that the dvd you use is showing in the drop down window.
Finally if you still have trouble, my advice would be to use a dedicated programme for writing to cd and dvd for example Nero burning Rom or Nero 7 being the later version.
In this nero you use your drive as a 'floppy type' drive, where you right click on file and send to and it writes straight to the disk and also enables you to change the file or delete, unlike windows programme.
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When you try to write data to an optical disc, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
* You receive various disc write error messages. * You experience issues with the drive and the built-in recording feature of Windows XP. * You experience issues with third-party programs that you use to write data to the disc. * You cannot read the disc in all versions of Windows. * You cannot read the disc, or some files on the disk, by using an MP3 player. * When you add files or folders to a disc that already contains data, some files are lost. * Recording files to the disc is inconsistent. * The disc recording operation is consistently unsuccessful.
Troubleshooting specific errors If you experience one of the following errors, follow the appropriate steps to resolve the error.
* There is no disc in the drive. Please insert a writable CD into drive. This error can occur if the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device. This error can also occur if the device driver has been corrupted. To resolve this issue, see Method 3 in the "General troubleshooting" section and Method 1 in the "Advanced troubleshooting" section.
* Drive not accessible, incorrect function This error message typically occurs when you try to write to a CD-R or a CD-RW, and the Windows XP built-in disc recording feature does not recognize the CD drive as a recordable drive. This error message may also occur if specific third-party programs are installed. For more information about how to troubleshoot this error,
when you access the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the CD-RW drive * Error Deleting File or Folder. Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.
This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted from the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows XP for random-access storage while you are writing to disc.
To set the service to Automatic, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc /s, and then click OK. 2. Double-click IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service. 3. Under Service Status, click Start. 4. Try to write data to a CD.
right click on the drive.... go to properties... under tab recording, remove tick "enable CD recording on this drive" and press apply... after that tick "enable CD recording on this drive" and press OK. It should work.
Go to this link and click on the Fixit box. Microsoft has an issue with CD/DVD recognition and created a patch. This happens a lot when Windows Update runs and installs SP3. Hope this solves your problem. If it doesn't, right click on your DVD drive and ensure that recording is enabled. Hope this solves your recording issue.
Go to the device manager to insure your optical drive is in fact a DVD/RW. You should also be able to tell by looking at the front of the drive and see what it says. If it says CD Writable or DVD Rom, you cannot do it. Kind of sounds like you have a CD/RW-DVD Rom combination drive, which does not allow the burning of DVD's.