writing to cd

  numcy 09:51 14 Apr 2006

Keep getting a message "cannot copy files to cd as it is not writable". Any ideas? I am using a cd-rw which is fresh from the box, never used etc etc. Pretty new to all this so bear with me! Thanks

using win XP

  Eric half-a-bee 10:12 14 Apr 2006

How are you trying to write to the disc? If you're attempting to use Windows Explorer and drag'n'drop to the disc you will need install a packet writer and format the disc first. If you're CR-RW drive came with a Nero disc you will find these applications there - formating can usually be accessed by right-clicking on the CD-RW drive icon.

  numcy 10:19 14 Apr 2006

I think this is where I am going wrong. I didn't realise a brand new disc had to be formatted, I thought it was ready for use straight from box.

  johnnyrocker 10:25 14 Apr 2006

well the way you describe is how i have always done writing to disk


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