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Problems with Hitachi LG GWA-4165B - 11/3/2007 2:54:35 AM   


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I have an eMachine T2891 running Windows XP Professional.
I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what is going wrong with my burner.
The problem is with my CD burner; I can read, run and download from my CD’s and Factory Recorded CD’s. It just won’t allow me to Copy or move anything to a blank CD, when I try it states; “D:\is not accessible. Incorrect Function.”
If I try using a CD that I wrote on previously, I get the error message; “Files on this CD-ROM drive are Read-Only. You cannot copy or move files over to the CD-ROM Drive.”
* This is using the computers normal running stuff, the “copy this file…” or “move this file…” and also trying to burn music CD’s with Windows Media Player 11 - which I’ve done with no problems in the past. *
I tried uninstalling the Drive, which is LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4832K.
Rebooted and the computer detected and reinstalled it and still no use.
I know the blank CD’s are good; I bought three different brands and got the same results on all of them. (CD-R, CD-RW…etc.)
I thought my Drive was kaput and needed to be replaced so I bought a Hitachi - LG GWA-4165B DVD Writable/CD-RW. (Bought from a computer store, burner was a “new pull” off a computer).  ** The burner did not come with any software or manual. **
So anyway, I installed it today and you guessed it… Same D@%! Problem!!!!
So, am I missing something? An unchecked box, or one that shouldn’t be? A magical download from somewhere?
I’m assuming since installing and finding the same problem with the new drive, that my old one was still good.

< Message edited by HiVoltg30 -- 11/3/2007 2:59:17 AM >
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RE: Problems with Hitachi LG GWA-4165B - 11/3/2007 9:44:53 AM   

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Hello HiVoltg30 and welcome.... You are in need of software to do your task.  You cannot just drag and drop files to a CD (well, if you have Packet Writing software like InCD you can... but it is unreliable).  You can drag and drop to DVD-RAM media in Windows XP but you need to format it to FAT32.... As far as drag and drop goes, that is what I recommend.  InCD (part of Nero's suite) is horrible and unreliable.

For burning to CD-R/W or DVD±R/W, I suggest a burning program like Nero... It is not as good as it once was, but is very easy to use.  If cost is a problem, there are free alternatives out there... DeepBurner Free, CDBurnerXP, Burrrn (for audio CD's only) are a couple... My favorite for data and video is ImgBurn, but it requires a good knowledge in burning as it's interface is not as simple.

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