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Earlofcarleton

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C-ROM will not let me formate a new disk. I get an error message "E:/ is not accesable. Incorrect function if I try to open a new disk or try to copy a photo from my hard drive onto a new disk.

Yet it will work fine to creat a CD with photos using Elements or play an Audio CD.

Help.....

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I'm not sure I understand this line correctly...

C-ROM will not let me formate a new disk


Why would you format a cdrom disk?
It is blank media and does not need formatting.
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Always had to format blank CD before I could copy photo on to them from my hard drive. Now I cannot do that.

I also get the same error message when I simply try and open a new blak CD or copy photos on to a new one without formating.
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Strange as I have never had to format one cd or dvd disc before using it.

How old is the drive itself?
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about 6 years old ... I think I should replace it anyway with a DVD / CD writer. Correct?
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Yes that is what I suggest also. :)
With he cost of a new one being as low as $25.00 it is worth a new one.
If you need I can give you a couple of sites to check out.
If you let me know what your budget is I can look specifically in that price range for you.

Let me know what specifics you are looking for
Lightscribe
What type you want IDE or SATA
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If you could recommend one it would be perfect. I would be very appreciative.

I have a "light-weight" computer. It is a Dell Demnsion 3000. I really just want the best for this machine so no budget in mind. If it is $25.00 or $50.00 is does not really matter.

Thanks in advance....

Dennis
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DVD\Cdrw Tigerdirect Canada 53.99 for a Pioneer.

DVD/CDrw Newegg Canada 28.99 - 30.99
Top two on the page
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Terrific .. I ordered the Sony..

Thanks so much. I realy appreciate it.

I will let you know how it works out.

Dennis
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No problem and please let us know how everything works once you install the new drive.
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will do ...This leads me to another question but I will wait to ask it until I get this issues solved.

Dennis
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OK I will wait for your next response. :) :) :)
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I did not have the "record function" activated. Once I did it worked fine. Boy to I feel dumb. I decided to still put the new DVD / CDE writer in.

Thanks again for you help.
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you. With that being said I am happy to say:


You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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