I got the same problem. It hasn't worked for months and months. I think maybe one of the patches for easy cd creator screwed it up? I have reinstalled XP and done sfc /scannow
and it still does not work.
no but maybe it was the patch from windows update that screwed it up. it was working before i installed the patch but since i installed it i havent burned a cd with xps burner...maybe that patch turned all things backwards. if xps burner didnt work it made it working and if it was good, it made it faily...?
Eh-hem; I get the same darn prompt about 60% of the time. All I do to remedy this is eject CD drawer and then send it right back in immediately (Without clicking anything on screen). Once the same blank CD goes back in, I wait for it to spin up, and Explorer (or whatever it is) basically says "Ok, there it is, thanks." and my burning process moves forward on it's own. It's almost like if you put your blank disc in, then start the burning "software" process thingy, it doesn't always see the disc, but if you start dragging and dropping and even select "Copy these files to a blank disc" before you even put the darn disc in, it will work perfectly once you do.
If you are using Nero you can use the 'Drive Speed' checker to see what your drive speeds' spin up and spin down times are and you can also adjust it from here. Another tool provided is 'CD Speed' which will tell you what speed your burner and CDrom drives are operating at and as before you can adjust the speed from here. Both of these tools operate independently of Nero and and they are available free from www.cdspeed2000.com
There is also a good online explanation of what each tool does... give it a go!