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XP no longer recognizes unformatted (blank) RW CDs

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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 10:40:03 PM

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Hhave just tried to copy jpg pics from a compact flash card, and find that
the "write these files to CD" command no longer works. Appears that XP is no
longer able to "see" the unformatted CD? Puzzling, as I've been doing this
periodically for a couple of years, using blank CDs from the same stack -
with no problems until now. Anyone know what could be causing this? I'm
stumped.
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 10:33:49 AM

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

Hi,

Is the CD drive showing in Windows Explorer?
Did you disable the Imapi burning service?
Did you install any other burning software?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"quillajuneholmes" <quillajuneholmes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:A888A3E8-58DE-4BB7-94D0-8AAB7D6E977C@microsoft.com...
> Hhave just tried to copy jpg pics from a compact flash card, and find that
> the "write these files to CD" command no longer works. Appears that XP is
> no
> longer able to "see" the unformatted CD? Puzzling, as I've been doing
> this
> periodically for a couple of years, using blank CDs from the same stack -
> with no problems until now. Anyone know what could be causing this? I'm
> stumped.
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 3:37:36 PM

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

The drivers for that might be missing.
What software do you use to burn cds?

If you are using recordNow, it comes with DLA. Try reinstalling it.
Other software companies will have their own drivers.

RT

"quillajuneholmes" <quillajuneholmes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:A888A3E8-58DE-4BB7-94D0-8AAB7D6E977C@microsoft.com...
> Hhave just tried to copy jpg pics from a compact flash card, and find that
> the "write these files to CD" command no longer works. Appears that XP is
> no
> longer able to "see" the unformatted CD? Puzzling, as I've been doing
> this
> periodically for a couple of years, using blank CDs from the same stack -
> with no problems until now. Anyone know what could be causing this? I'm
> stumped.
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Anonymous
April 29, 2005 1:52:03 AM

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

Thanks for feedback - will answer both responses at same time:
- using windows "my computer" file browser to highlight and attempt copy of
..jpg files from compact flash card to unformatted cd
- cd RW drive is showing in windows explorer, my computer
- have not enabled or disabled anything in known recent history
- only known changes have been Norton internet security downloads...
- have not installed any cd burning software items

Thanks again,
QJHolmes

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Is the CD drive showing in Windows Explorer?
> Did you disable the Imapi burning service?
> Did you install any other burning software?
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "quillajuneholmes" <quillajuneholmes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:A888A3E8-58DE-4BB7-94D0-8AAB7D6E977C@microsoft.com...
> > Hhave just tried to copy jpg pics from a compact flash card, and find that
> > the "write these files to CD" command no longer works. Appears that XP is
> > no
> > longer able to "see" the unformatted CD? Puzzling, as I've been doing
> > this
> > periodically for a couple of years, using blank CDs from the same stack -
> > with no problems until now. Anyone know what could be causing this? I'm
> > stumped.
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 9:52:44 AM

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

Hi,

Click start/run, type cmd and click ok. Then run:

net start imapiservice

and post back with what it returns.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"quillajuneholmes" <quillajuneholmes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:65B1FE86-4958-4569-9AF5-B3F33D189D41@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for feedback - will answer both responses at same time:
> - using windows "my computer" file browser to highlight and attempt copy
> of
> .jpg files from compact flash card to unformatted cd
> - cd RW drive is showing in windows explorer, my computer
> - have not enabled or disabled anything in known recent history
> - only known changes have been Norton internet security downloads...
> - have not installed any cd burning software items
>
> Thanks again,
> QJHolmes
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is the CD drive showing in Windows Explorer?
>> Did you disable the Imapi burning service?
>> Did you install any other burning software?
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "quillajuneholmes" <quillajuneholmes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:A888A3E8-58DE-4BB7-94D0-8AAB7D6E977C@microsoft.com...
>> > Hhave just tried to copy jpg pics from a compact flash card, and find
>> > that
>> > the "write these files to CD" command no longer works. Appears that XP
>> > is
>> > no
>> > longer able to "see" the unformatted CD? Puzzling, as I've been doing
>> > this
>> > periodically for a couple of years, using blank CDs from the same
>> > stack -
>> > with no problems until now. Anyone know what could be causing this?
>> > I'm
>> > stumped.
>>
>>
>>
!