Problems writing to CD-RW

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This is probably a dumb question, but I cannot figure out why I'm having
trouble writing files to a CD-RW. I backed up some files from a program and
XP sent them to the temporary place for holding files ready to be written to
a CD. When there is no CD in the drive, I can see the files in Windows
Explorer and they say "Ready to be written to CD." However, when I put a
CD-RW in the drive, those files disappear and it just shows me a blank
screen. I cannot seem to figure out how to get those files to write on the
CD-RW. I have even re-formatted the CD and everything checks out with it.
Can anybody help? Thanks!!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Have you tried a CDR. CDRW's are seen as a storage device which will enable
    drag and drop that's why when you insert it it opens as if it were a drive.
    You can't open a blank CDR. Just a thought.

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    "JW" <JW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AB35AC54-7D2B-412E-97C4-CABB2BDFD5C1@microsoft.com...
    > This is probably a dumb question, but I cannot figure out why I'm having
    > trouble writing files to a CD-RW. I backed up some files from a program
    > and
    > XP sent them to the temporary place for holding files ready to be written
    > to
    > a CD. When there is no CD in the drive, I can see the files in Windows
    > Explorer and they say "Ready to be written to CD." However, when I put a
    > CD-RW in the drive, those files disappear and it just shows me a blank
    > screen. I cannot seem to figure out how to get those files to write on
    > the
    > CD-RW. I have even re-formatted the CD and everything checks out with it.
    > Can anybody help? Thanks!!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi

    Please try the following article by the late Alex Nichol

    "Burning CDs in Windows XP"
    http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php

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    "JW" <JW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AB35AC54-7D2B-412E-97C4-CABB2BDFD5C1@microsoft.com...
    > This is probably a dumb question, but I cannot figure out why I'm having
    > trouble writing files to a CD-RW. I backed up some files from a program
    > and
    > XP sent them to the temporary place for holding files ready to be written
    > to
    > a CD. When there is no CD in the drive, I can see the files in Windows
    > Explorer and they say "Ready to be written to CD." However, when I put a
    > CD-RW in the drive, those files disappear and it just shows me a blank
    > screen. I cannot seem to figure out how to get those files to write on
    > the
    > CD-RW. I have even re-formatted the CD and everything checks out with it.
    > Can anybody help? Thanks!!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You may also want to consider 3rd party software for burning CD and DVDs.
    They generally have better encoders and more flexibility than the built in
    recorder in Windows XP.

    Nero and Roxio products are amung the most popular.

    --
    Lawrence Wong
    Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks everyone...have tried misc. solutions and now tried to copy a file to
    the CD drive and got the message "Selected disk drive is not in use" so maybe
    I have more problems than I thought...???

    "Lawrence A. Wong" wrote:

    > You may also want to consider 3rd party software for burning CD and DVDs.
    > They generally have better encoders and more flexibility than the built in
    > recorder in Windows XP.
    >
    > Nero and Roxio products are amung the most popular.
    >
    > --
    > Lawrence Wong
    > Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    > All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    you might try going to START RUN SERVICES.MSC and enable the imap cd burning
    option...

    I hope this works for you...

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    Hope that helped...


    "JW" wrote:

    > This is probably a dumb question, but I cannot figure out why I'm having
    > trouble writing files to a CD-RW. I backed up some files from a program and
    > XP sent them to the temporary place for holding files ready to be written to
    > a CD. When there is no CD in the drive, I can see the files in Windows
    > Explorer and they say "Ready to be written to CD." However, when I put a
    > CD-RW in the drive, those files disappear and it just shows me a blank
    > screen. I cannot seem to figure out how to get those files to write on the
    > CD-RW. I have even re-formatted the CD and everything checks out with it.
    > Can anybody help? Thanks!!
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