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Cd-rw Refuses To Write


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#1 Rafinad

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:10 PM

Hello

I need your help again.

I have Win XP

My CD WR is NEC CD-R/RW drive model NR-7900A
set to CSEL and on Properties shows

driver version 5.1.2535.0 date 2001


It works OK when I read CDs but when I
want to write to it shows CD is full on a blank CD.


What should be set to make it write?

Are there any freeware programs to burn CDs?


I also have DVD R sitting on the same bus and it works fine
just a slight trebble of the picture on the screen.

Thank you.

R.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:49 PM

Where are you looking...when you state that the CD sees the blank CD as "full"?

What burn software are you using?

Have you tried cleaning the lens of the device?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:00 PM

When I right click on CD drive (E:) folder and select properties
in General it shows blue disk 0 bytes used 0 bytes left


I do not have special burn software. I hoped to use what XP has.

I never cleaned the lenz How to do it?


Thanks.

R.



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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:38 PM

Hmm...see if this seems to apply: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

To clean the lens, I just use one of the cleaning CDs available anywhere that sells CD/DVD disks.

Example: http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-CD340-CD-Lens...r/dp/B000001OM5

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Edited by hamluis, 10 September 2008 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:24 AM

Hi there

I did the regedit stuff and sure enough it was 1. So I changed it to 2
and now if drive is EMPTY I see on the menu not Recording but Sharing tab.
and text next to the icon says CD-RW on My Computer.

When I put blank CD then text changes to CD-R and Sharing is not menu
item no more in Properties.

Very consistent.

I installed a trial version of Nero yesterday and it works, I burned a CD.

Still I'd like to fix the XP burning capabilities.


Thank you.
R.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:07 PM

Easily done :thumbsup:.

FWIW: The XP burn function was developed by Roxio, http://www.atlguide2000.com/windowsxp/index.php?aid=8

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:12 PM

They say it is possible as Admin go into Administrative templetes
and down to windows explorer and

Remove CD Burning features.

Run gpedit.msc but I do not have gpedit.msc

although I have services.msc which i used to format that HD of mine.



Does it mean that there is another layer besides registry? Seems an odd thing to have.




I will look for a free Nero burning program. It is hard for MSFT to cover all features
equally good, I think.



Thanks again.

R.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:29 PM

The Group Policy function is part of XP Pro, not installed natively in XP Home, http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/gro...licy_editor.htm

No, it's not a different layer...my understanding is that it's a tool that facilitates editing the registry. Regedit allows any user to make registry edits, etc.

There are those who say that it can be installed in XP Home, but I would not recommend such.

http://www.geocities.com/kilian0072002/GPEditHome.htm

Louis




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