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July 17, 2005 6:57:01 PM

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New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable. Read
only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
Windows XP.
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Terry Clayton

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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 9:09:44 PM

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CD-R = Compact Disc-Read Only (by design).

Description of CD-R and CD-RW recording in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157

How To Erase Files From a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306641

Cannot Delete Individual Files from a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294883

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"Gumby" wrote:

| New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable. Read
| only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
| Windows XP.
| --
| Terry Clayton
July 17, 2005 9:09:45 PM

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I Have been using CD-R in Windows Me with NO problem, now in XP, I can read
only? Are you saying I should buy CD-RW's and this will solve my problem of
not being able to over write in a file and save?
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Terry Clayton


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> CD-R = Compact Disc-Read Only (by design).
>
> Description of CD-R and CD-RW recording in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157
>
> How To Erase Files From a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306641
>
> Cannot Delete Individual Files from a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294883
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Gumby" wrote:
>
> | New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable. Read
> | only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
> | Windows XP.
> | --
> | Terry Clayton
>
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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 9:41:34 PM

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Gumby wrote:
> New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD
> writeable. Read only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read
> only according to Windows XP.

Put in a writable CD.
Also - since it is *new* - use up the free technical support from gateway
while you can!

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 9:59:19 PM

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Gumby wrote:
> New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD
> writeable. Read only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read
> only according to Windows XP.

Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> CD-R = Compact Disc-Read Only (by design).
>
> Description of CD-R and CD-RW recording in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157
>
> How To Erase Files From a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306641
>
> Cannot Delete Individual Files from a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294883

Gumby wrote:
> I Have been using CD-R in Windows Me with NO problem, now in XP, I
> can read only? Are you saying I should buy CD-RW's and this will
> solve my problem of not being able to over write in a file and save?

I'm confused now.
First you said, "New 7310 Gateway".
Then you said, "I Have been using CD-R in Windows Me with NO problem".

Is this the same machine? If this is the same machine with the same
hardware - how did you get a new machine with Windows ME on it? When did
you upgrade to Windows XP? Have you performed all the patches on the
Windows XP machine? Is the "Enable CD Recording on this drive" box checked
for the drive in question?

If this is a different machine - do you have a CD/DVD burner even? Not all
drives are, you know. Are you trying CDs you previously burned on the other
machine - if so - is the software (Nero, Roxio, Sonic) you had installed on
Windows ME also installed on the new Windows XP? Windows XP does natively
support writing to CD-R/RWs, but not PACKET writing - which may have been
what you grown used to and which could be what you are seeing the result of
now..

Read more about Windows XP CD Burning here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm

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Shenan Stanley
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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 10:59:27 PM

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You need to install CD writing software that includes "packet writing"
software. Then you format a CD (much like you would a hard drive). From that
point on you can overwrite an old file with a newer version of the same.

Please note that you DO NOT get the space back, as you would on a hard
drive. If you overwrite a single large file numerous times, you will
eventually run out of space on the CD and still have only that one file.

Look at Roxio 7 (includes drag to disk) or the Nero 6 package (which
includes InCD).

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Gumby" <Gumby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:03A1DAD0-CD25-4F92-9585-BE84ED706A06@microsoft.com...
> New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable.
> Read
> only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
> Windows XP.
> --
> Terry Clayton
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 11:35:38 PM

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Your previous OS likely came with a version of Roxio software installed -
probably Easy CD Creator which includes Direct CD. Direct CD format regular
CD-R discs to behave like a giant floppy. The format used is called packet
writing. While XP has built in CD burning capabilities it uses the standard
IS0/Joliet format. This is very different than packet formatting. If you
want to use your CD-Rs as you had in the past you will need to install
Direct CD (version 3.5 or higher) or the newer version called Drag to Disk.
This programs only ship with Roxios Easy CD Creator or Easy Media Creator.

To learn more about CD and DVD writing visit my page here which has a number
of links to useful articles http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/cdr_info.htm

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Gumby" <Gumby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable.
> Read
> only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
> Windows XP.
> --
> Terry Clayton
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 4:21:27 AM

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If your system came with CD writing software (most brand name systems do) OTHER than the
limited native Windows XP CD burning capability (I would never use the native Windows XP
CD burning module. Yeah, right, select files to burn to CDR, then have go to the queue to
burn them, and no capability at all for CD-RWs. Third party CDR/CD-RW software is the way
to go) it should be listed on your Start menu/All Programs. Dell ships Sonic CD writing
software on new systems, and at the Gateway web site, it seems that some systems with
CD-RW drives are now being shipped with Nero CD writing software. So, if you are trying
to format a CD-RW disk, or burn to a CDR disk, see if you have a Start menu/All Programs
listing for Nero, or perhaps some other third party CD writing software. OEM versions
(versions made especially for PC makers to bundle with their systems) of such software are
usually very user friendly (e.g. What do you want to do? Then there are choices). If you
cannot find a listing for the third party CD writing software on your Start menu, or a
desktop icon for it, check with Gateway support, to find which CD burning software was
bundled with your system, and how to access it. If none was supplied, which is doubtful,
I would suggest purchasing Nero. For someone new to burning CDRs/CD-RWs, using the Nero
Start Smart and Nero Express modules make burning tasks really simple.
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"Gumby" <Gumby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD writeable. Read
> only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read only according to
> Windows XP.
> --
> Terry Clayton
July 18, 2005 4:11:08 PM

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Free tech support, yes, but NO 800 numbers any more. Phone charges DO apply
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"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Gumby wrote:
> > New 7310 Gateway, Cannot find or access Adaptec CD to make CD
> > writeable. Read only. Where or what to do next? All new CD's are read
> > only according to Windows XP.
>
> Put in a writable CD.
> Also - since it is *new* - use up the free technical support from gateway
> while you can!
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
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