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CD-writer errors! "D: is not accessible. Incorrect function"

by neilmain / July 8, 2007 1:07 PM PDT

Hi everyone, I'm having a nightmare with my CD-rewriter.

I have recently deleted JetAudio from my PC to save space and now my CD-rewriter won't identify blank discs. The drive (D:) recognises all data and audio CDs, but not blanks. It comes up with the error message: "D: is not accessible. Incorrect function."

I've taken many steps to rectify the problem including going to the Microsoft site - the problem is identified but they relate the problem to Roxio CD Creator, which I have never installed on this system.

Other than this, I have deleted and re-installed the driver for the CD-rewriter; I've deleted the upperfilter using RegEdit (there was no lowerfilter to delete).

Please help! I'm running XP SP1 (I don't have the space to load SP2) on a Compaq Armada, with Intel P3.

Any help would be much appreciated!


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Let me know if this fixes it

Right-Click on the drive w/ the problem
Recording Tab
and then check the "Enable CD Recording On This Drive" box.

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No go
by neilmain / July 8, 2007 5:01 PM PDT

I tried that earlier and there is no Recording tab. It's really wierd. And this is without doubt a CD-rewriter. The Recording tab was there before all this happened.

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by neilmain / July 8, 2007 5:13 PM PDT
In reply to: No go

In fact, it's obvious to me now that it's only the recording properties of this drive which are gone - however, re-installing the software (which I did) did not solve it.. this is incredibly frustrating

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Usually a sign the drive has died.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 10:22 PM PDT
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Many spend a few weeks to months trying to fix it. I can boot a Linux USB memory key and run K3b as the acid test. But for most the method is as follows.

1. Run the CD/DVD lens cleaner (then retest.)
2. Uninstall the CD/DVD recorder software and ..
3. Remove the upperfilters, lowerfilters registry keys as noted at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
4. Install CDBURNERXP and retest. (If failed this usually means the drive has failed or you have bum media.)
5. Reinstall the CD/DVD software you have.


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