I have just installed 'SyncBack' backup utility software, which I have configured to write to CD at the login stage. It uses Windows XP's own schedule program to do this.
I managed to get everything working fine...for a while, but now the writer does not whir into action at login.(it needs to, or the backup will fail) I have Nero InCD running minimized at startup and the icon usually turns green. It is now red...obviously not detecting the writer.
What puzzles me is that if you load a CD as normal, it whirs into action and plays no problem. I seem to recall in the past it sometimes fires up during the login process and sometimes not.(before this problem)
I am know im probably thick for even posting this thread, but it seams to me like my writers intermittently buggered, or will be pretty soon. Am I missing something very simple, or time for a new writer? It is a TX Venus II 48x/24x/48x about 2 years old with moderate use.