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Yesterday i went to write something to a CD-RW, with some files already on, using windows but for some reason all of the writing options from the left had dissapeared. I went into the files and right clicked them and went to send to, this really slowed my computer down and took ages to open, but the CD-Writing drive wasn't there. I have not changed any settings at all but the writing features in windows have gone. Also if i go into windows and click the drive when there is a blank CD inserted it says 'G:\ is not accessible incorrect function. I can still write to cd using Nero 7 but this is slow and takes longer than windows does. Please could someone help me, any help would be appreciated.
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Windows' buit in CD burning is known to be buggy and spotty at best.

I recommend not using it. If you have Nero, I by far recommend you use that instead. I use nero for all my CD burning needs, and have disabled the built-in burning.
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ok thankyou, but is it possible to get these options back because when erasing the disk through nero it takes 9minutes and with windows it takes 1minute or less
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Just tell nero to do a quick erase.

It's not necessary to entirely wipe the data off the disc, scince it'll just be able to burn over already-present data without any problems

the quick erase takes less than 30 seconds, and I suspect that's what windows does too.
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so using the quick erase brings back all of my 700MB like through windows
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yeah. the CD will appear empty, while physically it really isnt, but that doesnt matter.

Nero and windows will see the CD and use it as if it is empty.
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