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Chewbubba

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I've got a NEC DVD RW ND3550A that I installed in my machine a while back. I've been able to save stuff to DVD-Rs just fine without any problems.

However, my in-laws want me to save a bunch of photos/video to some DVD RWs. The ones they got are supposed to be compatible with the drive, but when I put them in, the drive name changes to "CD drive E:" and it says "E: is not accessible. Incorrect function."

Dragging files to the drive also results in the "E: is not accessible. Incorrect function." error.

Maybe those discs (4x DVD+RW) are NOT compatible after all?
 

JonathanAnon

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Why dont you use DVD burning software (like Nero or CDBXP) to burn to the DVD, instead of dragging and dropping.
 

Chewbubba

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I have an old version of Nero (ver 5.8.8.0), and it doesn't support DVD burning - the newer versions cost $$.

*Googles CDBXP*

I see that CDBXP is freeware. I'll give it a try. I'm assuming it works well? I read somewhere that the free ones don't work very well.

[Edit: Seemed to work great for me! Thanks!]
 

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Yep CDBXP is freeware, it can do most burning operations, including adding a boot sector to the CD. I use it for everything, it's reliable and the price is right.
 
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Chewbubba said:
I've got a NEC DVD RW ND3550A that I installed in my machine a while back. I've been able to save stuff to DVD-Rs just fine without any problems.

However, my in-laws want me to save a bunch of photos/video to some DVD RWs. The ones they got are supposed to be compatible with the drive, but when I put them in, the drive name changes to "CD drive E:" and it says "E: is not accessible. Incorrect function."

Dragging files to the drive also results in the "E: is not accessible. Incorrect function." error.

Maybe those discs (4x DVD+RW) are NOT compatible after all?
You can't drag and drop to a DVD in XP. Only CDs'.
 
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