writing to cd drive without special software

  eddiejackr 09:38 29 Mar 2006


On my laptop (WinXPSP2) I can - for example with my photographs - select a folder in my documents, choose copy in the windows menu, choose my cd drive and the file will write to the cd - no problem and all very straightforward.

On my new PC - same op system - I can't do this - I have to write to the drive (now a dvdrw drive also) using software such as nero/roxio/ulead etc. Much more tedious process.

Why is this and can i do anything about it?

  Skills 13:16 29 Mar 2006

Sounds like the cd burning functions of xp have been turned off by your manufacturer to reenable them you need to right click on your cd drive and then on the recording tab make sure enable recording is ticked.

A word of caution thou sometimes the burning function of XP can interfere with other burning programs now I have it switched on with nero installed with no problems but others have had issues with it.

  eddiejackr 13:41 29 Mar 2006

thanks - but i can't find a "recording" tab - i went into device manager and right clicked on the drive then properties - i then get options of general properties region drivers detail and volumes. Am i in the wrong place?

  ventanas 13:52 29 Mar 2006

Not Device Manager - My Computer or Windows Explorer. Right click the drive and choose Properties. Recording is the tab on the right. Put a tick in the enable box as Skills has said.

  eddiejackr 14:14 29 Mar 2006

found and done - thanks for help

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