cd writing failure with XP

  Wrinkly1 13:49 05 Dec 2005
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Just like busses, I have no problems for ages then 2 come along!
Windows tells me it has encountered a problem copying to cd but only offers "retry" or "cancel" with no indication as to cause of problem
I am using XP with sp2 and an old, but up to now sufficient for my needs, Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105 with latest drivers.
Any sugestions ?

  Smiler 14:00 05 Dec 2005

Have you tried media from a different manufacturer?
XP won't copy to DVDs so hope you're no trying to do this.
Have you got a dedicated cd writing program such as Nero that you can use?

  Wrinkly1 14:22 05 Dec 2005

Now you know why I call myself Wrinkly1. People my age should stick to chalk and a blackboard !!

Yes I was using DVD, well they look the same!

  Smiler 14:31 05 Dec 2005

It's ok I'm a silver surfer as well but I enjoy learning and also get great satisfaction from helping.
Why should we stick to chalk & a blackboard and let the youngsters have all the fun of the new technology

  Smiler 14:32 05 Dec 2005

PS don't forget to tick the thread as solved ;-)

  pj123 14:37 05 Dec 2005

Get yourself a copy of Nero 6 from:

click here

Scroll down and choose AC5097 at £6.87 plus postage.

This will burn to CDs and DVDs.

  Wrinkly1 17:04 05 Dec 2005

OOOOPS !

  ade.h 19:01 05 Dec 2005

"XP won't copy to DVDs so hope you're no trying to do this"

Eh? Works for me. I backup stuff to DVD+RW (or may be -RW, not sure at this moment) and Windows XP does it just fine. Once they've been formatted with Sonic, Windows writes directly to them.

  Smiler 12:01 06 Dec 2005

A quote
"Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs. However, Microsoft plans on including built-in support for DVD write capability in the next version of Windows." from here click here


If you are formatting the disc with sonic then you'll probably find that a sonic direct writing program is running in the background to write your dvd's

  ade.h 15:43 06 Dec 2005

No it's not running at the time. I'd be aware of it from Task Manager (which I keep open most of the time). It is purely drag-and-drop. I select some folders, hit copy on the folder toolbar, select DVD-RAM drive(H:) and hit Copy. Then the folder/files are written directly to the disc. Apart from needing to format the DVD+RW first, the only other difference between this and the CD-writing that I normally do is that the files are copied directly to the disc, rather than passed to a temporary folder.

  Smiler 18:36 06 Dec 2005

quote
"Apart from needing to format the DVD+RW first, the only other difference between this and the CD-writing that I normally do is that the files are copied directly to the disc, rather than passed to a temporary folder."


Which again leads me to beleive that there is a program running that is writing to the dvd.

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