Cannot complete cd writing wizard



Dorene
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I can't copy pictures to a cd at all. Each time I try I get the error
message...Cannot complete the cd writing wizard. There was an error in the
writing process. The disc you have attempted to write may no longer be
usable. I then try with another blank cd and get the same error message
everytime. It doesn't tell me what the error was, just that there was an
error. I have put pictures on cd's many times without any problem. I have
tried all the troubleshooting things, etc. I have no trouble burning music to
a cd.
Thanks for any help.
Dorene

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Here are some KB articles that may be
useful if you have not already seen them:

(306524) HOW TO: Copy Information to a
CD in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306524

(279157) Description of CD-ROM Recording
in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=279157

(282491) HOW TO: Copy a CD-ROM in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=282491

(316529) CD-R Drive or CD-RW Drive Is
Not Recognized As a Recordable Device
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316529

(324129) 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/?kbid=324129

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Dorene" <Dorene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6035E397-530D-481F-97BC-DBBCEF194EA9@microsoft.com...
>I can't copy pictures to a cd at all. Each time I try I get the error
> message...Cannot complete the cd writing wizard. There was an error in the
> writing process. The disc you have attempted to write may no longer be
> usable. I then try with another blank cd and get the same error message
> everytime. It doesn't tell me what the error was, just that there was an
> error. I have put pictures on cd's many times without any problem. I have
> tried all the troubleshooting things, etc. I have no trouble burning music
> to
> a cd.
> Thanks for any help.
> Dorene

07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
You may want to test by deleting all the temp files in C:\Windows\Temp\
And also in XP at the %your name%\Temp\

And reboot after each procedure.
When was the last time you used Windows Updates?

When have you DL'ed the latest drivers from the hardware vendor?

You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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"Dorene" <Dorene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6035E397-530D-481F-97BC-DBBCEF194EA9@microsoft.com...
>I can't copy pictures to a cd at all. Each time I try I get the error
> message...Cannot complete the cd writing wizard. There was an error in the
> writing process. The disc you have attempted to write may no longer be
> usable. I then try with another blank cd and get the same error message
> everytime. It doesn't tell me what the error was, just that there was an
> error. I have put pictures on cd's many times without any problem. I have
> tried all the troubleshooting things, etc. I have no trouble burning music
> to
> a cd.
> Thanks for any help.
> Dorene


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