Write -Protect CDRW's



Guido Romano
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
I am having a problem writing to a UDF (CDRW) disk. The message I get is this
disk is write protected remove it or get another disk.

I have written to this disk before without problems. I can I write to it
again. HELP!
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Thanks, GJR

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Guido Romano wrote:
> I am having a problem writing to a UDF (CDRW) disk. The message I get
> is this disk is write protected remove it or get another disk.
>
> I have written to this disk before without problems. I can I write to
> it again. HELP!

How and with what software are you trying to write to the disk?

And don't say Windows XP. WinXP can't burn UDF format disks.

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Rock
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Guido Romano wrote:

> I am having a problem writing to a UDF (CDRW) disk. The message I get is this
> disk is write protected remove it or get another disk.
>
> I have written to this disk before without problems. I can I write to it
> again. HELP!

http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm

HOW TO: Troubleshoot Issues That Occur When You Write Data to a CD-R or
CD-RW Optical Disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324129

How to Troubleshoot Issues with Reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD Discs
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=321641

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ALP
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
If you have Microsoft's default burner (not Roxio), then....
even though you are working with a CDRW, and are able to rewrite existing
files, however you can not erase them off the CDRW. The only way to erase
files is to completely re-format the CDRW. :(
Also, you can't work off the CDRW itself, it will be write-protected. You
can work on your hard-drive and then save the file back to the CDRW. :(
That's the breaks of free software. Roxio doesn't have these problems.
Hope this helped out.


"Guido Romano" wrote:

> I am having a problem writing to a UDF (CDRW) disk. The message I get is this
> disk is write protected remove it or get another disk.
>
> I have written to this disk before without problems. I can I write to it
> again. HELP!
> --
> Thanks, GJR


Write -Protect CDRW's