CD Writing Problems
Asked by: vodguy-ga
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04 Nov 2006 09:58 PST
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Question ID: 780064
I have had this problem for 3+ years on 5 or 6 different computers (and using maybe 5-6 different brands of CDs) - so it is not the hardware nor the media. Always on Win-XP Home edition. This happens about 50% of the time for me and it is getting frustrating and expensive: 1. I put a blank CD in the drive. 2. WinXP recgonizes the CD and pops up the explorer window (blank of course) (if I go to my computer, and right click on the CD-drive E: and look at properties, I see the the disk has 0 bytes used, 702 MB free) 3. I drag the files (say 600Mb worth) into the CD Drive (E:) window 4. I click the option (on the left side of the explorer window) that says "Write these files to CD" ... 5. It prompts me for the CD name and I click next 6. The status bar says it is writing to CD ... 7. then after 10-15 mins I get the message "Cannot Complete the CD Writing Wizard" .. There was an error in the writing process, the disc may nolonger be usable" 8. When I check the disk properties - there are now 0 bytes free. Nothing I can do will write the the disk and I need to toss it. AGAIN - this happens on many different computers with many different brands of disks (so it cannot be a hardware problem, or bad luck with disks). The Windows CD wizard works about 50% of the time. (so therefor I am wasting half the disk and hours of time). What am I doing wrong? How can I correct this. (ie I am looking for settings etc, not for someone to sell me new software). Thanks
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Re: CD Writing Problems
From: irlandes-ga on 04 Nov 2006 10:17 PST
I thought Win XP Home had a special Cd burning program. Possibly Roxio Cd Creator. Though maybe that depends upon the builder. My Dell came with Roxio, and I know others who have Nero. I have no problem burning CD's with Roxio, though I usually burn iso's for Linux. Look through your START menu, for either Roxio or Nero. There is another solution if this doesn't work. There is a Linux distro, puppy now at ver. 2.10. One can boot on it in your CD reader, it loads completely into RAM, then you remove the puppy CD, and then can burn using the now empty CD writer. I say 2.10, or an older version 1.06, because there were some temporary problems around 2.00 and 2.01. The only problem, of course, is burning the puppy iso after you download it, around 70MB. But, it will work on almost all modern computers if you do get it burned.
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