Can't write CD R

  rawprawn 08:20 15 Jan 2008

My friend running Vista is unable to write to CD R, he gets a message it needs to be Formatted and then of course it's finished. There is no apparent problem writting to CD RW.
Any ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 08:44 15 Jan 2008

First off, try a different brand of disk; that can make a difference.

Otherwise, what software is being used?

click here or DeepBurner which is pretty good alternative to the standard XP option.

  [email protected] 08:46 15 Jan 2008

has it written to cdr before?,possibly firmware update for drive if not.

  rawprawn 08:49 15 Jan 2008

He is using WMP to burn, no he hasn't written before, he has just done an upgrade from XP to Vista.

  rawprawn 08:56 15 Jan 2008

I believe he has tried more than one make of disc, in the meantime I have emailed him the Deep Burner link, thank you.
But I wondered if when he upgraded did a file become corrupt, and if so would sfc cure it

  [email protected] 08:57 15 Jan 2008

Diodorus Siculus,is on the right track according to this thread
click here

  sunny staines 09:03 15 Jan 2008

goto my computr right click the cd drive check properties that it still has the relevant tick in place in the recording tab to enable writing.

some poor registry optimisers disable this option.

  rawprawn 09:11 15 Jan 2008

OK thanks all, I will pass all this on. I will try and let you know what happens, but it may be a few days.

  sunny staines 11:02 15 Jan 2008

try reinstall of any nero or similar software.

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