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Install_Memory
16-09-2006, 07:44 PM
:illogical running Nero, WinXP and a CDRW.
CDRW used to work fine. Have recently replaced mobo and Primary IDE drive with a Sata drive. All works fine. Can read CD's but unable to write CD's.
"drive is in use by another application"

restarting the PC made no difference, nor did turning off the "IMAPI CD burning COM service".


Any help greatly appreciated.

Speedy Gonzales
16-09-2006, 07:50 PM
What programs are running on startup??

Have you got any other burning programs on the system?

Install_Memory
18-09-2006, 11:19 AM
Thanks for you interest speedy. The good news is that I successfully burnt a CD with data from my hard drive yesterday.

Disabling the Windows built in IMAPI service device fixed it for me. Just stopping it was not enough.

To answer your question, I have no other burner devices (except the now disabled Windows XP one), but do have a virtual DVD-ROM drive (courtesy of the software Alcohol 120%) and it all seems fine now.

Thanks again for your interest Speedy Gonzales

This thread could now be closed or whatever.