Can't save to CD



J. Orr
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
I'm trying to save to a CD for the first time. I click on a folder, click
save to disk, specify to save to CD drive, and a message comes up to insert a
disk. There already is a blank CD-R in the drive. Does it need to be
formatted before use? Why is the drive not recognizing the CD?

Thanks,
Jonathan

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
This behavior occurs because of a limitation in the CD recording program that is
included with Windows XP. In order to save a file directly to the CD-R or CD-RW,
the compact disc must first be formatted and support packet writing. The Windows XP
CD recording program does not support packet writing and does not contain a feature
to format a recordable CD.

Example of a CD Recording Program supporting Packet Writing:
http://ww2.nero.com/enu/Products.html

How to copy information to a CD in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306524

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"J. Orr" wrote:

| I'm trying to save to a CD for the first time. I click on a folder, click
| save to disk, specify to save to CD drive, and a message comes up to insert a
| disk. There already is a blank CD-R in the drive. Does it need to be
| formatted before use? Why is the drive not recognizing the CD?
|
| Thanks,
| Jonathan


Can't save to CD