CD writer not working with drag and drop in windows explorer

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Im running XP Home and have a CD - RW drive. Previously I
was able to drag and drop files on to the drive when it
contained a CD-R / CD-RW. Now I cannot. The drive still
works as I can still burn if I use specialist software
but this is very inconvenient.

I thought that I right clicked on the drive in My
computer and enabled CD writing but there is no option
any more.

Please help.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    /Henry Bolton/ said:
    > Im running XP Home and have a CD - RW drive. Previously I
    > was able to drag and drop files on to the drive when it
    > contained a CD-R / CD-RW. Now I cannot. The drive still
    > works as I can still burn if I use specialist software
    > but this is very inconvenient.
    >
    > I thought that I right clicked on the drive in My
    > computer and enabled CD writing but there is no option
    > any more.

    Possible help here...
    http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5400/rh5469.htm

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  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Previous to what, installing XP? If yes, this is known as
    packet writing and XP does not support that function natively. This
    requires third party software such as the Direct CD component of Easy CD
    Creator, www.roxio.com or the InCD component of Nero, www.nero.com.

    Check the web sites for version compatibility with XP as well as compatible
    CD-Writers.

    --
    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

    "Henry Bolton" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:bd4501c43807$3a95f850$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    > Im running XP Home and have a CD - RW drive. Previously I
    > was able to drag and drop files on to the drive when it
    > contained a CD-R / CD-RW. Now I cannot. The drive still
    > works as I can still burn if I use specialist software
    > but this is very inconvenient.
    >
    > I thought that I right clicked on the drive in My
    > computer and enabled CD writing but there is no option
    > any more.
    >
    > Please help.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
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