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I can't write files to CD


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I've looked everywhere and can't find a solution to this. I've got Windows XP, think its home edition.
I cannot write files to CD.
When I put in a blank CD nothing happens (used to pop up a window asking me what I wanted to do)
When I put in a game type CD it will not run, it just shows me the files listed on the CD . I have AutoRun turned on.
When I try to copy files to CD for back up my system tells me I have files waiting to be written to CD but when I click on "write these files to cd" it just goes "dong" - the sound but nothing happens.
It worked fine before, this is new.
I have Spybot search and destroy - have run it and there's nothing on my pc.
I also have CA Anti Virus and that shows nothing either.

As much as I can't find anything online with someone having this same problem, my mom tells me she's having issues with trying to copy to CD also.

Any ideas.
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did you try

my computer
right click properties on e:drive
recording tab
check enable recording on thid drive
click ok then ok again to close
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yes, that is checked and enabled
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hello and welcome to g's2go.


1. Double-click on "My Computer" or open Windows Explorer.

2. Right-click on the CD-RW drive icon and click "Properties".

3. Click on the "Recording" tab.

4. check the "Enable CD recording on this drive" checkbox

see how this goe's first.

cheers...xxx1
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Thank you,
Yes, that is checked and enabled.....any other ideas, I'm feeling lost on this one.
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hi,

has imapi started ?.

verify that the Image Mastering API (IMAPI) CD-Burning COM service on your computer is enabled.

To enable IMAPI

1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

2.
Right-click IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service, and then click Properties.

3.
Set the Startup type to Automatic.

4.
Click Start to start the service, and then click OK. Note that you may have to log off and then log on for this change to take effect.

cheers...xxx1
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go to control panel
system
hardware
device manager
are there any warnings
yellow or red marks
if they are right click
update the device
probably dvd or cd
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Okay, I went into IMAPI CD-Burning and turned on Automatic -- still doesn't work.
I also checked device manager and there are no red or yellow warnings.

Just talked to my husband, he said he got photo files to go to Cd using HP Memories Disc Creator - but that once he got the files onto the CD-RW and onto the other pc he couldn't delete them or move them or anything.
The problem arose BEFORE he used disc creator, so that wasn't the cause.
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Can you try with this

http://www.snapfiles...cdburnerxp.html

With the photo CD, can you copy them from the CD to the drive, most other options won't be available
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did you start IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service manually, you did'nt whether it had started, only that you had set it to automatic.

cheers...xxx1
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To xxx1
With the IMAPI CD-Burning it says it started, but its still not writing the files to the CD.

To Keith
With I downloaded from the link you gave.
Saved it in C:\Docs and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp Internet files\Content IE5\8XT3GPA7\etc.etc.
When I went to look for it my Owner\Local Settings\ has NO temp internet files folder.......
is this another symptom of something.........
I'm starting to feel like an idiot.....thanks all for your help.....
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Can you create a folder in my documents and download it to that, or if you click run it should download and start the install
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Ok, I got CD Burner Pro up and running. Not exactly sure how to work it, but I got it so that it brought up the same bubble that says "you have files waiting to be written to the CD" when I went and clicked on it, I got the same thing.....which is just the 'donk' sound, so action.
I'm trying to just back up some data files......am I using the CDBurner Pro correctly?
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Also, if I click on Write the Existing Compilation it says "non bootable disc" -- not sure if that's cuz I'm writing data,
sorry I don't know what Joliet or ISO means but I've tried all three and they all say "non bootable disc"
I tried 2 different CD-RW's.
thanks
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Is this how you are running it

http://www.cdburnerx...lp/tutorial.htm
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