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Trying to Write Files to CD Drive,,,,

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guitarmakermark, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    or Cancel.

    This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    commands in the File and Edit menus.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  2. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    been possible for you?

    it might be that the cd/dvd
    drive is read only and has
    no recording capabilities.


    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakermark@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:
    >
    > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > or Cancel.
    >
    > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > commands in the File and Edit menus.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Mark
     
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Guitarmakermark" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:
    >
    > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > or Cancel.
    >
    > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > commands in the File and Edit menus.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Mark
    > .
    >


    Download and install CDBurner XP Pro and use it to write to CD. If CDBurner
    can't do it, I would suspect the optical drive.
     
  4. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    > been possible for you?
    >
    > it might be that the cd/dvd
    > drive is read only and has
    > no recording capabilities.
    >
    > --
    > --
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:
    >
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hello,

    >
    > > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD.  No matter
    > > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file.  What do
    > > you want Windows to do?"  The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > > or Cancel.

    >
    > > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > > Any suggestions?

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    Mark
     
  5. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    what you might try to do is
    to reinstall the driver for
    the cd/dvd device

    you may also want to double
    check with the drive's web
    site for updated drivers or
    faq's that may address the
    issue.

    there is also the option to
    uninstall sp3,

    the sp3 update can be
    uninstalled via a/r programs.

    however, before trying any of
    the above, if you choose to do
    so,

    i would execute a clean boot.

    a clean boot will load up the
    o.s. without third party programs
    and services.

    it is not uncommon that when the
    o.s. is updated that other programs
    need to be updated as well.

    so maybe one of the startups can
    be contributing to the problem.

    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakermark@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    >> been possible for you?
    >>
    >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    >> drive is read only and has
    >> no recording capabilities.
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:
    >>
    >> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >>
    >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > Hello,

    >>
    >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >>
    >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    >> > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    >> > or Cancel.

    >>
    >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >>
    >> > Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> > Thanks!

    >>
    >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.
    >
    > Mark
     
  6. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    On Aug 20, 12:02 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > what you might try to do is
    > to reinstall the driver for
    > the cd/dvd device
    >
    > you may also want to double
    > check with the drive's web
    > site for updated drivers or
    > faq's that may address the
    > issue.
    >
    > there is also the option to
    > uninstall sp3,
    >
    > the sp3 update can be
    > uninstalled via a/r programs.
    >
    > however, before trying any of
    > the above, if you choose to do
    > so,
    >
    > i would execute a clean boot.
    >
    > a clean boot will load up the
    > o.s. without third party programs
    > and services.
    >
    > it is not uncommon that when the
    > o.s. is updated that other programs
    > need to be updated as well.
    >
    > so maybe one of the startups can
    > be contributing to the problem.
    >
    > --
    > --
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:
    >
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    > >> been possible for you?

    >
    > >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    > >> drive is read only and has
    > >> no recording capabilities.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> --
    > >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com....

    >
    > >> > Hello,

    >
    > >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD.  No matter
    > >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file.  What do
    > >> > you want Windows to do?"  The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > >> > or Cancel.

    >
    > >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > >> > Any suggestions?

    >
    > >> > Thanks!

    >
    > >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    > > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder.  It
    > > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    > > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    >
    > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Db,

    Thanks for your replies. What I have tried is to check out the
    Lightscribe website, looking for a driver for my DVD/CD drive. They
    don't seem to have simple drivers available for download, only
    something they call "Lightscribe System Software," which only seems to
    pertain to burning labels on a cd or dvd.

    Have not yet tried a clean boot, because frankly, I'm not clear on how
    a clean boot would change anything, despite having read Microsoft's
    article regarding the clean boot procedure.

    Have you any further advice for me, taking into account my frustrated
    and confused state?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  7. pjp

    pjp Flightless Bird

    "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakermark@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4212b39c-b408-4353-88b8-d3be075a5a4e@m17g2000prl.googlegroups.com...
    On Aug 20, 12:02 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > what you might try to do is
    > to reinstall the driver for
    > the cd/dvd device
    >
    > you may also want to double
    > check with the drive's web
    > site for updated drivers or
    > faq's that may address the
    > issue.
    >
    > there is also the option to
    > uninstall sp3,
    >
    > the sp3 update can be
    > uninstalled via a/r programs.
    >
    > however, before trying any of
    > the above, if you choose to do
    > so,
    >
    > i would execute a clean boot.
    >
    > a clean boot will load up the
    > o.s. without third party programs
    > and services.
    >
    > it is not uncommon that when the
    > o.s. is updated that other programs
    > need to be updated as well.
    >
    > so maybe one of the startups can
    > be contributing to the problem.
    >
    > --
    > --
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:
    >
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    > >> been possible for you?

    >
    > >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    > >> drive is read only and has
    > >> no recording capabilities.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> --
    > >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

    >
    > >> > Hello,

    >
    > >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    > >> > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > >> > or Cancel.

    >
    > >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > >> > Any suggestions?

    >
    > >> > Thanks!

    >
    > >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    > > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    > > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    > > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    >
    > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Db,

    Thanks for your replies. What I have tried is to check out the
    Lightscribe website, looking for a driver for my DVD/CD drive. They
    don't seem to have simple drivers available for download, only
    something they call "Lightscribe System Software," which only seems to
    pertain to burning labels on a cd or dvd.

    That's all Lightscribe does, e.g. burn a design on the "faceup" side of
    special cd/dvd's. You still need software to design and create the label.
    Believe they provide a simple program will do this but generally I imagine
    people use Nero Coverdesigner or what I prefer Acoustica.

    Have not yet tried a clean boot, because frankly, I'm not clear on how
    a clean boot would change anything, despite having read Microsoft's
    article regarding the clean boot procedure.

    Have you any further advice for me, taking into account my frustrated
    and confused state?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  8. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakermark@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:
    >
    > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > or Cancel.
    >
    > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > commands in the File and Edit menus.
    >
    > Any suggestions?


    Open the Properties dialog box on the drive in question and click on the
    "Recording" tab. Make sure there is a checkmark in the box next to "Enable
    CD recording on this drive".

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Mark
     
  9. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    On Aug 21, 6:33 am, "Donald Anadell" <danad...@nospamersmikrotec.com>
    wrote:
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Hello,

    >
    > > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD.  No matter
    > > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file.  What do
    > > you want Windows to do?"  The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > > or Cancel.

    >
    > > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > > Any suggestions?

    >
    > Open the Properties dialog box on the drive in question and click on the
    > "Recording" tab. Make sure there is a checkmark in the box next to "Enable
    > CD recording on this drive".
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Been there, done that....I wish it were that simple!
     
  10. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    On Aug 21, 1:35 am, "pjp"
    <pjpoirier_is_located...@someplace.somewhere> wrote:
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:4212b39c-b408-4353-88b8-d3be075a5a4e@m17g2000prl.googlegroups.com...
    > On Aug 20, 12:02 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > what you might try to do is
    > > to reinstall the driver for
    > > the cd/dvd device

    >
    > > you may also want to double
    > > check with the drive's web
    > > site for updated drivers or
    > > faq's that may address the
    > > issue.

    >
    > > there is also the option to
    > > uninstall sp3,

    >
    > > the sp3 update can be
    > > uninstalled via a/r programs.

    >
    > > however, before trying any of
    > > the above, if you choose to do
    > > so,

    >
    > > i would execute a clean boot.

    >
    > > a clean boot will load up the
    > > o.s. without third party programs
    > > and services.

    >
    > > it is not uncommon that when the
    > > o.s. is updated that other programs
    > > need to be updated as well.

    >
    > > so maybe one of the startups can
    > > be contributing to the problem.

    >
    > > --
    > > --
    > > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > >http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com....

    >
    > > > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    > > >> been possible for you?

    >
    > > >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    > > >> drive is read only and has
    > > >> no recording capabilities.

    >
    > > >> --
    > > >> --
    > > >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > > >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > > >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > > >>news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

    >
    > > >> > Hello,

    >
    > > >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > > >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > > >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. Whatdo
    > > >> > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > > >> > or Cancel.

    >
    > > >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > > >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > > >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > > >> > Any suggestions?

    >
    > > >> > Thanks!

    >
    > > >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    > > > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    > > > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    > > > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    >
    > > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Db,
    >
    > Thanks for your replies.  What I have tried is to check out the
    > Lightscribe website, looking for a driver for my DVD/CD drive.  They
    > don't seem to have simple drivers available for download, only
    > something they call "Lightscribe System Software," which only seems to
    > pertain to burning labels on a cd or dvd.
    >
    > That's all Lightscribe does, e.g. burn a design on the "faceup" side of
    > special cd/dvd's. You still need software to design and create the label.
    > Believe they provide a simple program will do this but generally I imagine
    > people use Nero Coverdesigner or what I prefer Acoustica.
    >
    > Have not yet tried a clean boot, because frankly, I'm not clear on how
    > a clean boot would change anything, despite having read Microsoft's
    > article regarding the clean boot procedure.
    >
    > Have you any further advice for me, taking into account my frustrated
    > and confused state?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Mark- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    db,

    I'm thinking now my DVD drive is a Lite-On, will check for drivers
    later.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  11. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    what you can try is to disconnect
    the drive from the motherboard,

    then boot to windows and ensure
    that the drivers and added
    software that came with the drive
    are removed/uninstalled.

    then reboot windows.

    windows should load up the
    desktop and run as though there was
    never a cd/dvd drive installed.

    the next step i would attempt is to
    reconnect the drive to the pc.

    you will need to power down
    the pc then unplug it from
    the surge protector.

    once its powered down,
    reconnect the drive to the
    power supply and mobo.

    then power up the pc.

    windows should see the device and
    will either ask you for the drivers, or
    provide you with a selection of drivers
    to pick from.



    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakermark@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:91888e30-96d6-4f52-ad1c-7dff9914b032@p12g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > On Aug 21, 1:35 am, "pjp"
    > <pjpoirier_is_located...@someplace.somewhere> wrote:
    >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:4212b39c-b408-4353-88b8-d3be075a5a4e@m17g2000prl.googlegroups.com...
    >> On Aug 20, 12:02 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > what you might try to do is
    >> > to reinstall the driver for
    >> > the cd/dvd device

    >>
    >> > you may also want to double
    >> > check with the drive's web
    >> > site for updated drivers or
    >> > faq's that may address the
    >> > issue.

    >>
    >> > there is also the option to
    >> > uninstall sp3,

    >>
    >> > the sp3 update can be
    >> > uninstalled via a/r programs.

    >>
    >> > however, before trying any of
    >> > the above, if you choose to do
    >> > so,

    >>
    >> > i would execute a clean boot.

    >>
    >> > a clean boot will load up the
    >> > o.s. without third party programs
    >> > and services.

    >>
    >> > it is not uncommon that when the
    >> > o.s. is updated that other programs
    >> > need to be updated as well.

    >>
    >> > so maybe one of the startups can
    >> > be contributing to the problem.

    >>
    >> > --
    >> > --
    >> > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >>
    >> > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >>
    >> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >>
    >> >http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >>
    >> > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >>
    >> >news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com...

    >>
    >> > > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> > >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    >> > >> been possible for you?

    >>
    >> > >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    >> > >> drive is read only and has
    >> > >> no recording capabilities.

    >>
    >> > >> --
    >> > >> --
    >> > >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >>
    >> > >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >>
    >> > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> > >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >>
    >> > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >>
    >> > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >>
    >> > >>news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

    >>
    >> > >> > Hello,

    >>
    >> > >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    >> > >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >>
    >> > >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    >> > >> > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    >> > >> > or Cancel.

    >>
    >> > >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    >> > >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    >> > >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >>
    >> > >> > Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> > >> > Thanks!

    >>
    >> > >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> > >> - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> > > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    >> > > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    >> > > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    >> > > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    >>
    >> > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> > - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> Db,
    >>
    >> Thanks for your replies. What I have tried is to check out the
    >> Lightscribe website, looking for a driver for my DVD/CD drive. They
    >> don't seem to have simple drivers available for download, only
    >> something they call "Lightscribe System Software," which only seems to
    >> pertain to burning labels on a cd or dvd.
    >>
    >> That's all Lightscribe does, e.g. burn a design on the "faceup" side of
    >> special cd/dvd's. You still need software to design and create the label.
    >> Believe they provide a simple program will do this but generally I imagine
    >> people use Nero Coverdesigner or what I prefer Acoustica.
    >>
    >> Have not yet tried a clean boot, because frankly, I'm not clear on how
    >> a clean boot would change anything, despite having read Microsoft's
    >> article regarding the clean boot procedure.
    >>
    >> Have you any further advice for me, taking into account my frustrated
    >> and confused state?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> Mark- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > db,
    >
    > I'm thinking now my DVD drive is a Lite-On, will check for drivers
    > later.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Mark
     
  12. Deathunter

    Deathunter Flightless Bird

    assure your drive is clean. stick the tube of an air can just about 1/2
    inch inside the drive and blast it a couple times. try running a quality
    cleaner cd.
    Try re-seating your memory - make sure you ground yourself by touching
    the case - then unplug the power plug - then push the power putton for
    about 5 seconds to drian power from the board - then pop the RAM out and
    pop it back in. I would sudjust a memory checker... but with XP, you
    need to download it from Microsoft and BURN it to a cd.

    good luck
     
  13. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    Geez, don't follow ANY of those silly suggestions or you will be
    in trouble.
    ==

    "Deathunter" <Deathunter.4g2phj@no.email.invalid> wrote in
    message news:Deathunter.4g2phj@no.email.invalid...
    >
    > assure your drive is clean. stick the tube of an air can just
    > about 1/2
    > inch inside the drive and blast it a couple times. try running
    > a quality
    > cleaner cd.
    > Try re-seating your memory - make sure you ground yourself by
    > touching
    > the case - then unplug the power plug - then push the power
    > putton for
    > about 5 seconds to drian power from the board - then pop the
    > RAM out and
    > pop it back in. I would sudjust a memory checker... but with
    > XP, you
    > need to download it from Microsoft and BURN it to a cd.
    >
    > good luck
    >
    >
     
  14. Guitarmakermark

    Guitarmakermark Flightless Bird

    On Aug 21, 12:49 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > what you can try is to disconnect
    > the drive from the motherboard,
    >
    > then boot to windows and ensure
    > that the drivers and added
    > software that came with the drive
    > are removed/uninstalled.
    >
    > then reboot windows.
    >
    > windows should load up the
    > desktop and run as though there was
    > never a cd/dvd drive installed.
    >
    > the next step i would attempt is to
    > reconnect the drive to the pc.
    >
    > you will need to power down
    > the pc then unplug it from
    > the surge protector.
    >
    > once its powered down,
    > reconnect the drive to the
    > power supply and mobo.
    >
    > then power up the pc.
    >
    > windows should see the device and
    > will either ask you for the drivers, or
    > provide you with a selection of drivers
    > to pick from.
    >
    > --
    > --
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:
    >
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:91888e30-96d6-4f52-ad1c-7dff9914b032@p12g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Aug 21, 1:35 am, "pjp"
    > > <pjpoirier_is_located...@someplace.somewhere> wrote:
    > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:4212b39c-b408-4353-88b8-d3be075a5a4e@m17g2000prl.googlegroups.com....
    > >> On Aug 20, 12:02 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> > what you might try to do is
    > >> > to reinstall the driver for
    > >> > the cd/dvd device

    >
    > >> > you may also want to double
    > >> > check with the drive's web
    > >> > site for updated drivers or
    > >> > faq's that may address the
    > >> > issue.

    >
    > >> > there is also the option to
    > >> > uninstall sp3,

    >
    > >> > the sp3 update can be
    > >> > uninstalled via a/r programs.

    >
    > >> > however, before trying any of
    > >> > the above, if you choose to do
    > >> > so,

    >
    > >> > i would execute a clean boot.

    >
    > >> > a clean boot will load up the
    > >> > o.s. without third party programs
    > >> > and services.

    >
    > >> > it is not uncommon that when the
    > >> > o.s. is updated that other programs
    > >> > need to be updated as well.

    >
    > >> > so maybe one of the startups can
    > >> > be contributing to the problem.

    >
    > >> > --
    > >> > --
    > >> > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > >> > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > >> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >> > This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > >> >http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > >> > "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >> >news:e3a5e0db-c17a-4dd4-9690-be6dc50703b6@m35g2000prn.googlegroups.com...

    >
    > >> > > On Aug 19, 1:06 pm, "Db" <databas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >> > >> has writing to a cd/dvd ever
    > >> > >> been possible for you?

    >
    > >> > >> it might be that the cd/dvd
    > >> > >> drive is read only and has
    > >> > >> no recording capabilities.

    >
    > >> > >> --
    > >> > >> --
    > >> > >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    >
    > >> > >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    >
    > >> > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >> > >> This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    >
    > >> > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    >
    > >> > >> "Guitarmakermark" <Guitarmakerm...@Yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >> > >>news:f135b633-6ff1-46ed-b4ab-62eeea7ad263@q16g2000prf.googlegroups..com...

    >
    > >> > >> > Hello,

    >
    > >> > >> > I'm trying to write some files to a blank CD, and/or a DVD. No matter
    > >> > >> > which media I'm trying to write to, I get the same error message:

    >
    > >> > >> > "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do
    > >> > >> > you want Windows to do?" The choices in the dialog box are to Retry
    > >> > >> > or Cancel.

    >
    > >> > >> > This error occurs no matter if I drag and drop files to the CD drive
    > >> > >> > folder, or use the context menu :Send To:, or use the copy and paste
    > >> > >> > commands in the File and Edit menus.

    >
    > >> > >> > Any suggestions?

    >
    > >> > >> > Thanks!

    >
    > >> > >> > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > >> > > Yes, I used to be able to write files to the DVD drive, using
    > >> > > explorer, just like copying and pasting to any other folder. It
    > >> > > seems, though, since having installed Service Pack 3, I get that goofy
    > >> > > error message when trying to write files to CD or DVD.

    >
    > >> > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > >> Db,

    >
    > >> Thanks for your replies.  What I have tried is to check out the
    > >> Lightscribe website, looking for a driver for my DVD/CD drive.  They
    > >> don't seem to have simple drivers available for download, only
    > >> something they call "Lightscribe System Software," which only seems to
    > >> pertain to burning labels on a cd or dvd.

    >
    > >> That's all Lightscribe does, e.g. burn a design on the "faceup" side of
    > >> special cd/dvd's. You still need software to design and create the label.
    > >> Believe they provide a simple program will do this but generally I imagine
    > >> people use Nero Coverdesigner or what I prefer Acoustica.

    >
    > >> Have not yet tried a clean boot, because frankly, I'm not clear on how
    > >> a clean boot would change anything, despite having read Microsoft's
    > >> article regarding the clean boot procedure.

    >
    > >> Have you any further advice for me, taking into account my frustrated
    > >> and confused state?

    >
    > >> Thanks!

    >
    > >> Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > db,

    >
    > > I'm thinking now my DVD drive is a Lite-On, will check for drivers
    > > later.

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > > Mark- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    db,

    Your suggestion makes sense to me. I am going to start, however, by
    fully exposing the drive so that I can find a model number, and then
    searching for drivers from the mfgr's website. If I am not successful
    in loading those drivers, then I shall boot the unit minus the drive,
    and start over, as you suggest.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post, me appreciates it!

    Mark
     

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