"Bill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all:
> WinXP Pro SP2
> Lite-On DVD-R/W LDW-451S
> The problem:
> I'm trying to copy files from a hard disk to a CD-R using Windows
> Explorer. I've done this multiple times before. Now the CD Writing
> Wizard stops with the messages:
> Insert a writable disc to continue
> There is no disc in the drive
> Clicking "Next" on the CD Writing Wizard does nothing - it stays on that
> same screen until I cancel.
> Clicking on the CD drive (G in Windows Explorer shows the "Files Ready
> to Be Written to the CD".
> I've tried Memorex 52x CD-Rs and Maxell 40x CR-Rs with the same results.
> I've been able to burn music CDs from within MusicMatch 9.
> When I try to switch to the drive via a "cmd" shell, I get a message:
> Incorrect function.
> 1. What has happened to my system?
> 2. What's the best newsgroups/forums to get help?
I had the same problem with the wizard, but using sonic third party software i could write data files to the cd. i looked at all the microsoft suggestions including the regedit suggestion, even though my properties had the "recording" tab showing the drive as being recognized.
i looked at the help file in the sonic "dla" tab (learn more about dla). to make a long story short, i disabled the dla function in the drive properties and the wizard magically started working again. the help file text is below.
"Using DLA with Windows XP
Windows XP includes a program that provides some, but not all, of the recording and disc preparation features available in DLA. Only one program can be enabled at a time for each user. You must disable the software provided with Windows XP before DLA can be used. This is done for the current user when DLA is installed on the computer. Other users will be given the opportunity to enable DLA after they have logged on.
To switch between DLA and the default recording program:
1.In My Computer, right-click your recorder drive, then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box appears.
1.Select the DLA tab on the Properties dialog box.
If a check mark appears beside the Drag-and-drop recording option, DLA will be used for your drag-and-drop recording. If the box is empty, the default program will be used.
1.Add or remove the check mark beside this option to switch between programs.
Switching Users During DLA Operations
User switching in Windows XP is allowed even if DLA is in the middle of copying files or formatting a disc. However, if the new user tries to shut down the computer before DLA finishes an operation started by a previous user, a dialog box will appear asking the new user to wait until DLA has finished.
Caution: Turning off the computer while DLA is copying files or formatting a disc may result in lost data or an unusable disc. "
tom from nc
ps, i was refurbishing an almost dead hp511n pavillion.