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Problem copying pictures to CD-RW


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john god

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Hello,
Hope someone can help me.
My computer said memory was two low for anti-virus updates.
I deleted some files I didn't need.
My wife has angel pictures that she wants to keep because she had cancer.
I tried to put her angel pictures on a CD-RW.
They wouldn't transfer and the disc emblem on the curser wasn't there.
It would say put in disc. or drive not responding.
Also the drive would say full. But the disc works in other PCS.
I have a LiteOn Dvd-Rom LTD 163 installed.

Running Windows XP Home.
I also found out File System is Fat 32.
Don't know if this has anything to do with it.

Thank-You for any help.
John

Edited by john god, 30 March 2010 - 10:16 AM.

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Macboatmaster

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NTFS is the recommended file system for Windows, it makes better use of space, has improved recovery in case of loss etc. However FAT32 is not the cause of this problem.
When an operation reports, low in memory, deleting files will not achieve anything, as all you are doing is increasing FREE HDD space and unless they are VERY large files the difference will not be noticeable.
The question is how much ram.
Click Start
Right click My computer
Click Properties
and on the General Tab report how much ram pls and speed of processor.
Go back to My Computer and holding mouse on main drive pls, how large and how much free space.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 March 2010 - 01:37 PM.

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john god

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We have a lot of pictures stored on the pc.
Wanted to put them on a CD. Thought pics used a lot of room.
Can pictures be copied to a CD-RW using a DVD-ROM Drive?
Or would I need something else to?

Used-9.19 GB
Free-6.43 MB
Total Is-9.82 GB

So it would also be good to switch to the NTFS File?
How would I do this?

Thanks
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Can pictures be copied to a CD-RW using a DVD-ROM Drive?


No. A DVD-ROM drive is a drive that is capable of only reading CDs and DVDs. It has no ability to write.
Your file system (FAT32 or NTFS) is irrelevant to your CD drive.
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Before I can help you I need the answers to the questions in my post. Pls have a read again and answer.
You have I think only provided the main HDD which is woefully short of free space.
That all said, Neil Jones has already provided the master answer, unless of course you know you have a DVD/CD RAM drive as against ROM. ie: RAM to write to, ROM Read only. (It may indeed only show as ROM)
WHAT BURNING SOFTWARE ARE YOU USING.


I have now checked the Lite-on LTD163 is indeed only a ROM drive. It will not burn anything, that is the MAIN problem.
The other problem, although unconnected at this stage is that your HDD is woefully short of free space.
SEE link for your Lite-on drive

http://www.storagere...2LTD-163_2.html

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 March 2010 - 02:39 PM.

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In an effort to assist further, copy the pictures to a flash drive, transfer to another computer, possibly, depending on how many, a stage at a time.
Make sure the other computer has enough free space and then burn to CD`s (780Mb) or DVD (4.2Gb)
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john god

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Thanks for all your help.
I will get a new DVD/CD Ram Drive.

If I put the pictures on a flash drive can keep them stored there instead of transferring them to a cd?
Maybe that would be the better way to go.
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Yes, but storage on a flash drive is unreliable. If they are valuable, I do not recommend it.
If you say the CD rewrite works in other computers, then why not use that method.
If you do buy a DVD write drive, keep the other one in, and then you can do disk to disk copy without creating an image on the HDD

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 March 2010 - 03:16 PM.

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I'm going to do what you recommended. Putting on flash drive than to CD using my PC. I didn't know that flash drives were unreliable.
The PC with the liteon only has one DVD/CD drive and one 3.5 floppy drive. My PC has two DVD drives.
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Not unreliable per se. But not meant for long term storage.
Best of luck
Please do not hesitate to come back if any problems.
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Will do and thanks again.
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