Problem with built-in CD-Burining feature of WinXP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by elixir, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. elixir

    elixir OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have five drives on my PC here's the list

    80gb disk ->
    C:\ (system)
    D:\ (my stuffs)

    20gb disk ->
    E:\ (warehouse)

    removable ->
    F:\ (CD burner)
    G:\ (DVD rom)

    When I first installed WinXP (SP2) my 20gb disk has 2 partitions in it and later I formatted the drive and create one whole-disk partition which caused the CD-Burner and DVD drive letter to change to E:\ and F:\ following drives on my 80gb disk (the new partition assigned G:\ drive by windows) so I use the computer management console to reassign the drive letter

    I change the two cd dvd drives to h:\ and I:\ so i could place my new partition as E:\ and then later reassign F:\ and G:\ to cd-burner and dvd rom drive

    the problem is that after reassigned new drive letters, the windows built-in cd-burning wizard no longer detect my CD-R discs.

    When I click on the "Write these files to CD" and name my disc, the wizard told me to insert a blank disc in the CDR drive which there is one already.

    Is there any way I can get the CD burning feature in windows to work properly again or I'll have to switch to easycd creator or nero ??
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    you shouldnt be using xp's built in burner - use nero for home brew discs and alcohol 120% for disc images (linux et al)
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Totally agree with Lord on that one. The built-in burner can't do any more than 650/700mb. i.e. can't do DVDs.
     
  4. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    yeah not sure why you would use xp's burning program. Nero is an awsome program to use for burning things to cd/dvd. I havent had a prob with it and i reccommend it to everyone.
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Theres nothing wrong with the built in burner. Works fine for simply burining files to disk, not everyone wants to buy a heavy duty package like Nero just to burn some files.

    I find it annoying when people only say "use program X, cause i use it" instead of finding a solution. The bottom line is the XP software should work.

    Saying that, I don't have a definate answer. Firstly What make is the drive?

    check the properties of the CD-RW drive and make sure windows sees it as a CD writer.

    try deleteing the drive from device manager (and reg check here) and have windows re-detect it

    make sure the discs aren't faultuy (try them in someone elses drive)

    Use a cd cleaner on the drive

    ummm. probably more...
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I've always used xp's built in burner and never had any propblems with it :)
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    When I first install windows the first thing I do when booted up is change all my storage device letters to X Y Z. Then it is never an issue when adding drives or partitions.

    See if the built in burner is enabled also>>

    Open up the Explorer
    Right click on the drive that is your CD burner
    Select Properties
    Click on the Recording tab
    Check Enable CD recording on this drive
     
  8. sharob

    sharob Interesting Folding Team

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    I agree, we should be trying to fix the problem even if there are superior products on the market.
     
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  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'd try what Khayman suggested. Removing the drive from Device Manager and getting it re-detected might very well solve the problem.

    Really gets on my nerves too... :dead:
     
  10. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    a) you dont have to buy nero comes with most every burner on earth.
    b) xp's burner is a trimmed verison of roxio easy cd which is known to cause issues with windows as windows own buring service does
    c) I dont talk ****, when I recommend an app its becasue it will do the job the person wanted and it will solve the problem stated you should all know that well enough by now.

    so my instuctions/advice/ still stands. do not use xp's built in burner - use nero it coems with your burner and is a far more elegant solution.
     
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  11. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    1) It comes with some writes if you buy them retail. I, and many people, buy mostly OEM which comes with nothing. Other writers come with other softwear
    2) It was known to cause some problems back before SP1, frankly i havn't heard of many any since (although i'm sure like all parts of Windows some people have had problems since). But it works for most people fine, as it should and they should be able to use it if they want.
    3) Who said you where talking ****? no one. No one questioned the use of Nero, that it might work. I love Nero, use it all the time (and its not like people never have a problem with Nero either). Plus you don't *know* it will solve the problem, the problem may prevent any burner program from working.
    But when something clearly isn't working right its better to fix that problem first and then say "but you should really use Nero since its 1000 times better than Windows burner and it may have come with your drive", rather than just paper over the crack
     
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