CD burning problems


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Lindsay Graham

I use Win XP Home SP2 on a Pentium 4 laptop with CD burner QSI DVD/CDRW
SBW-161. Recently, I've been unable to burns CDs with WinXP, Nero 5 or
CDBurnerXP Pro 3.

Problems related to WinXP are:
* when I put a new (empty) CD in the CD drive, Windows Explorer shows drive
F:, but clicking on the drive results in an error message "F:\ is not
accessible. Incorrect function." But other programs (eg, CDBurnerXP Pro 3)
can read the CD and confirm that it has no data on it and 700MB free space.
Why this message in XP?
* when I try to copy files (photo images) to a CD using XP, the same error
message appears. Why?
* about 2 years ago, I disabled the Win XP CD burn feature by setting
'Startup Type' as Disabled in Control Panel > Admin Tools > Services > IMAPI
CD burning. I've now reset it to Automatic, but still no the above errors
occur. If this is likely to be the problem, is there anything else that I
need to do to enable CD burning?
* a search of the MS KnowledgeBase brought up article 892346 that discusses
a CD burning error (for which a hotfix is available) that can occur "When
you set the NoViewOnDrive policy for the system drive". I don't know what
that means -- is it likely to be the cause of my problem and should I apply
the hotfix?

Very grateful for advice or help on any of these points.
 
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Lindsay Graham

Thanks for that, Will. An interesting article, and the best was that I
discovered that (I know not how it happened) CD recording to the burner
drive was disabled! This has fixed the first 2 queries in my original post.

But I've still not been able to burn using WinXP. Each time the files get
copied to the working space, but the burn fails before completion, and then
the disk will not eject and the drive cannot be seen in My Computer. I had
to reboot the computer.

Any ideas, anyone?

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Lindsay Graham
Canberra, Australia
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Will Denny said:
Hi

Please try the following article:

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

Thanks, Harry. I had previously found the QSI site to see whether there
were any upgrades, but could not get anywhere in the English version of the
site -- it appears that I have to be able to read Chinese (which I can't) to
use the site.

I need to hit the sack now, but will search for other sites and upgrades
tomorrow.
--
Lindsay Graham
Canberra, Australia
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the discussion.

Harry Ohrn MS MVP said:
Have you tried updating the firmware for your burner?
 

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