However erase it with CDBURNERXP and then see if XP will work with it but without added software many note the issue you wrote about. Here's an article about using XP's native CDR/W feature. But before that I'll write "sorry, don't bother with that".
Can someone tell me the secret to formatting a new cd-rw disk? Without formatting the cd drive will not recognize the disk. I am logged on as the administrator. The pc is a compaq running windows xp. I tried to run format d: /q command it does not work. "Help and Support" tells me to click on D drive from "My Computer" and go to File menu and click on format but there is not format statement in the File menu that comes up.