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Does Windows XP Home have its own CD/DVD writer software?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gerald Bramwell, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Gerald Bramwell

    Gerald Bramwell Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Does windows have its own writer software for CDs and DVDs? I have had
    to reinstall Windows to a new drive. Windows can read from the DVD drive
    but it will not format a blank CD/DVD or erase files from a used CD/DVD.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Gerald
     
  2. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Gerald Bramwell" <newsgroups@animals-in-distress.net> wrote in message
    news:e0jD315OLHA.1324@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...

    > Does windows have its own writer software for CDs and DVDs? I have had
    > to reinstall Windows to a new drive. Windows can read from the DVD drive
    > but it will not format a blank CD/DVD or erase files from a used CD/DVD.


    Windows can read standard CDs without any driver (as is
    prerequisite to boot from a CD) but includes no CD (or DVD)
    writing or formatting software. Your behavior is normal.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  3. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "Gerald Bramwell" <newsgroups@animals-in-distress.net> wrote in message
    news:e0jD315OLHA.1324@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does windows have its own writer software for CDs and DVDs? I have had
    > to reinstall Windows to a new drive. Windows can read from the DVD
    > drive but it will not format a blank CD/DVD or erase files from a used
    > CD/DVD.



    Windows XP can natively write files to a CD, but not to a DVD. It has
    no facility to format a CD or erase files from a disc, only to write,
    and only to CD.

    You must have a drive that is a writer, and you must enable recording on
    the drive:
    Click Start> My Computer, right-click the CD-RW drive icon and click
    Properties on the pop-up menu, then click the Recording tab.
    Click to put a check on the box for "Enable CD recording on this drive"
    and click OK.

    If you have more than one CD/DVD-RW drive in your system, you can only
    enable one of them this way.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     

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