My father in law has a pc which is approx 3 years old, Running Windows ME. It has a DVD drive and a seperate CD Writer. Both were installed on the computer when it was purchased. Although he has never used the CD writer for writing. It has functioned perfectly as a cd drive. Having seen the advantages od cd-r and cd-rw from myself he's decided to use his writer. Unfortunately I cant get it to work. It had Easy CD creator installed and direct cd, having only used nero and In-CD this was slightly different to me, but nevertheless easy to work out.
basically when I tried to format a CD-RW with direct cd, after 4 minutes an error message appeared, something to do with blocks. But the error message removed itself before I had time write the details down.(it was just a string of numbers and letters.) I have tried different CD-RW discs.
When I click on properties for the cd drive the disconnect box is ticked. Could this be a problem. But it does play music CD's Fine.
I have also tried with nero's In-CD and that failed to work.
The CD Writer is an unbranded 4x4x??. Which gives you some indication of it's age.