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Can't find cd writing wizard

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  1. levmur

    levmur Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a new pc with xp pro. Transferring data from old pc to new using cd-rw disc.
    From the windows help/support I found how to erase this cd to write over it.
    But when I open "My Computer" double-click the CD recording drive, windows should display the CD writing wizard and then I could follow the instructions to erase the cd... that's the information I got from help/support..
    Problem is I don't see the CD writing tasks when I click on the drive.
    Probably something stupid that I'm missing... but need some help.

    :) :)
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Do you all ready have files on the CD-RW that show up in Windows Explorer when you double click on the drive?

    If so, when you click on "Files" in the menu bar, is "Erase this CD-RW" one of your choices?

    If you are still stuck, step by step instructions can be found here for using Windows XP to burn discs:
    http://windows.about.com/od/savingtodiskcdordvd/ss/burnfiles.htm

    FWiW, it may not be a bad idea to burn all of your old files to several CD-R discs. That will give you as set of backup discs of your data.
     
  3. levmur

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    Yes I see my files in drive d:, but under the file in menu bar I do not see the option to erase cd., only New and Close.
     
  4. levmur

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    Could it be because that I have dvd burner instead of a cd burner?:confused:
     
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    I had thought that most current DVD burners are combination models that will also burn CD-R/RW discs. What is the brand and model number of the burner?
     
  6. levmur

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    Ok It's an LG Super Multi...
    When I click properties of that drive it reads: HL-DT-ST DVD- RAM (GSA-H22N) SCS1...
    Type : DVD/CD ROM drive.

    I can burn cd with Nero on it..but what I was tring to do is enable CD wring wizard somehow.:)
     
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    Also..I don't have the recording tab on the properties of that drive..I had it on my old pc and that is where I could enable the cd writing wizard.
    I have Windpws XP Pro..same as my old pc...
     
  8. bonk

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    See that the Service is Started

    Go Start>>Run type services.msc
    Go down the list for IMAPI CD-Burning
    Double click on it
    see that the Startup type is automatic

    If it isn't change it to Automatic.
     
  9. levmur

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    Ok I did that.The startup type was set to manual, so I changed it to automatic. I rebooted and check my dvd/cd drive and I can't see the CD Writing tasks anywhere.
    In the Windows \help\cdmedia it shows how to erase a cd-rw.
    "Open My Computer, double-click the recording drive.Windows displays the files and folders located on the cd. Under CD Writing Tasks, click Erase this CD-RW.Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard. Then follow the instructions...

    Can't find CD Writing tasks to do this....

    I have Windows XP Pro version 2002:confused:
     
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    Go to My computer right click on the drive in Q and choose Properties then Recording tab and make sure that Enable recording on this drive is checked.

    If no joy go back to Services and double click on IMAPI CD-Burning and click on Start service and try again.


    If the disk is not a CD-RW you will not see that menu.

    Have you tried burning something by right clicking on a file and sent to....the cd-rom
     
  11. levmur

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    As per earlier post on this thread, I do not have the recording tab in that sceen.
    Only have: General...Auto play... Hardware...Sharing

    When I try to do a send to from a right hand click , I do not see my drive D:
    Only see E: which is a battery charger for my mouse...
     
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    You say you have burnt a CD using Nero and it worked....if you trid Nero again does it work and you can also erase a disk using Nero does that work......

    If it does some system files are corrupt or missing
     
  13. levmur

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    Works ok with Nero to copy data but could not erase a disc.
    Nero CBUI: Error erasing disc
     
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    The disks you are using are CD-RW not CD-R
     
  15. levmur

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    That is correct , using Verbatim CD-RW High Speed Cd- Rewritable (4X-12X)
     
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