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CANNOT WRITE TO A CD


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EVANDA

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I was previously able to write CDs with Vista on a TS-L633L drive. Recently, I've been unable to do so
(PC doesn't recognize a burnable disc).

I've tried:
updates,
driver uninstall/rescan,
driver delete/reboot,
regedit,
Administrative Tools (never found "IMAPI") &
"Packet writing" (using "NOTEPAD") - successful (noted entry in CD drive's files).

As this seems to be a common problem, are there any other suggestions for diagnosis?

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:welcome: EVANDA

The laser that burns the data to disk may have failed, couple of questions if I may;
What were you trying to write to disk.
Have you tried another brand of disk.
How old is the writer and how often has it been used,
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I was attempting to copy photos.

I've tried switching from "Maxwell" to "Verbatim" disks.

The laptop was purchased approximately 2009.

I burned a dvd with "Moviemaker" just prior to trying burning a cd.

(Note: I was able to write to the cd using "Notepad". ("notepad e:\backuptest.txt"))
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Also, I'm unable to copy documents or create a new folder.
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Additionally, the "drive details" for the cd drive in "Device Manager" indicate:
"NTIDrvr" & "UBHelper" drivers haven't been started.
Is there a way to start the drivers or is it a software problem.
Recovery Disks are available.
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Hello EVANDA

Please try Microsoft Fix it to see what it suggests, seeHere

If after doing that your drive still doesn't show up, please download CDGone from Here
Once it's downloaded, extract the files to your desktop and open the READ ME FIRST.TXT file and follow the instructions there.

Post back with how things are going after doing the above.

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The 1st option didn't fix the problem.

I couldn't understand the "READ ME FIRST.TXT" file
because it was written in Spanish. Are there provisions
for changing the language?
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Check Here
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The fix states that it is for Windows XP.

Is there a comparable fix for Windows Vista?
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It should also work with Vista, please see the Vista topicHere
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