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    Default cd writing xp

    after reinstallin xp (compaq) a few days later the inbuilt cd writing thing in explorer stopped working goes thru the process then says files could not be written do u wanna sve or delete etc.
    i hav nero and alcohol and other cd writing thngs installed
    any help would be appreciated

    xphome sp2
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    thanx
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    Default Re: cd writing xp

    Can you still write to CD's with nero or any of your other CD software?
    I used to use Easy CD Creator which required the inbuilt windows software to be disabled for it to work properly. Maybe one of the other programs you installed have disabled it.

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    Default Re: cd writing xp

    yea all my other ones work but the windows one just dont write for some reason i dont use it that much anyway but it is annoying when i do try to use it

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    Default Re: cd writing xp

    If u want to use XP's burning, go to control panel/admin tools/services.

    Go to Imapi cd burning com service. Double click this entry then general. Go down to startup type, change it to automatic and then click on start underneath it. (If it isnt on Manual or Autiomatic already).

    Is INCD installed as well, or just Nero???

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    Default Re: cd writing xp

    yep it was set to manual yea, iumm na just nero installed

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    Default Re: cd writing xp

    The built in burning program in XP leaves a CD open, which is the best way to make sure it has the least compatibility with older drives. Sure, it's drop dead easy to use, but it's like trying to use a bicycle to travel overseas in comparison to both Nero and Adaptec products in terms of what they offer you.

    Have you considered verifying the important things you write to disk? XP's burner can not do this, and if it's important enough to burn to disk, shouldn't you make sure it can be read back?

    Just some food for thought.

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