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Unable To Remove Items Waiting To Be Burned?

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#1 Corvinus


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:22 PM

I tried burning to disc several items a few days ago, only my computer seemed to dislike the disc I ried using and wouldn't burn it. Now I have the items in my D: drive still waiting to be burned despite my having deleted the original items. My problem is, is that I can't delete these items waiting to be burned. Everytime I open up the D: drive I get an error and it closes everything down on me before I can try and delete anything and I'm not sure why this is happening.

I've tried rebooting but that doesn't get rid of it, and still it tells me that items are waiting to be burned after the comps booted back up. Does anyone know how I can delete these items from it? It's getting a little frustrating. I use Win XP Pro.


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:22 PM

What is the error that you get?

Just curious here, why did you have to reformat the hdd, did you have infections?

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:39 AM

Try right clicking on the drive and selecting Properties. Then check the tabs there for the ability to delete the files waiting to be burned.

Try searching your hard drive for "Burning" (without the quotes) - the folder will be located in your user profile and will contain the refereneces to the files to be burned - you can delete them from there (make sure you check it to search for Hidden Files and Folders or you won't get anything).
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:12 PM

Many freeware burning programs are much better than the built-in XP utility. Here's some you can try:


CDBurnerXP Pro

You can also try any of the ones listed on this page, but I like the 2 listed above more.


I personally like Nero the best. It can be bought from eBay for about $10 US. Search for "nero" without the quotes in category 'Computers and Networking'. Consider only the 'Buy Now' items.

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