The error box the pops up when I try to write a file to the CD that already has a file on it is:
Error: Reserve Device
Device is reserved by another process: Drive reported an unknown error (0x000001a)
You will not be able to read and write to the CD through drive letter access.
(Animated red X is repeatedly drawn through a CD graphic on the left side of the box)
I can write a file to a new CD after formatting it. When I try to write another file I get the above error message. Clearly I can't have 1 CD per file that I'm trying to save.
My CDRW drive is a Plextor PX-W4824TA (EIDE). I have owned the PC since 12/2002. The problem showed up in late Nov-early Dec 2005. I have hoped that it might just go away. It has not.
I can read/load software from CD's that are supplied by software manufacturers. So, the CDRW drive seems to be able to read OK.
Do I need to replace the Plextor CDRW drive? Or, can a simple SW fix be done??
The PC also has a DVD-R drive (Toshiba TOS/1712 EIDE) that is not giving any problems.
I am modestly knowledgable about PC's. My preference is to just use them to get a job done and NOT dig into their inner secrets.
As an example of the symptom, one of my CD's a 3MB file on it (700MB capacity CD). When I right click properties, the CD shows up as full in the pie chart of used & free space.
I will appreciate any help that can be provided!
Edited by mc pc pls work, 29 January 2006 - 12:30 PM.