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Won't write to DVD-RAM

by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 5:28 AM PDT

I have a multi-format DVD re-writer and running WinXP Pro.

I formatted a Maxell DVD-RAM disc and was able to click & drag files in the same way as with a floppy. I have since bought an identical Panasonic DVD-RAM (non-cartridge) disc but despite formatting in exactly the same way, this won't allow click & drag option. When I do that, temporary files are copied over but Windows insists on telling me that I now need to write (burn) files to disc.

I have checked that the Panasonic disc is write-protect disabled, the same as the Maxell disc.

Am I doing something wrong ? Is anyone able to assist me, please ?

Regards.

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Re: Won't write to DVD-RAM
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 5:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Won't write to DVD-RAM

That sounds like you are trying to use XP's native burning software. It's only vaguely comparable to DirectCD or InCD or what you used before.

Bob

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Re: Won't write to DVD-RAM
by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 5:40 AM PDT

Thanks for your response.

I went the same (formatting) route with both manufacturers discs. Does that mean Windows likes, one better than the other ?

I perhaps should have mentioned that I have formatted both the Maxell & Panasonic discs to FAT 32.

I have Roxio CD Creator 6 installed. Should I use that program, instead ?

Regards.

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No, you missed it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 5:55 AM PDT

The IMAPI service doesn't offer what you are asking. DirectCD might.

Check to see if Roxio supports your drive and install DirectCD, then disable the IMAPI service.

Bob

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Re: No, you missed it.
by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: No, you missed it.

Sorry Bob, you've lost me a bit. AMAPI ? What is that ? How do I disable that ?

I assume Roxio Disc Copier is the same as DirectCD in earlier versions of Adaptec. It looks as though Roxio supports the drive.

Forgive me, but I'm not quite following this. I can't quite understand why one DVD-RAM disc works and another make won't. I've tried 2 copies of the Panasonic disc, with the same result, just in case it was a bad disc.

Mike

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Missed it again...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 7:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: No, you missed it.

"Sorry Bob, you've lost me a bit. AMAPI ? What is that ? How do I disable that ?"

Since you don't know XP, I suggest you read about XP's native recording support at http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php The IMAPI SERVICE is noted at http://www.theeldergeek.com/imapi_cd-burning_com_service.htm You stop and disable it with the services control panel.

"I assume Roxio Disc Copier is the same as DirectCD in earlier versions of Adaptec. It looks as though Roxio supports the drive."

No. That is not the same thing.

"Forgive me, but I'm not quite following this. I can't quite understand why one DVD-RAM disc works and another make won't. I've tried 2 copies of the Panasonic disc, with the same result, just in case it was a bad disc."

I understand, but I've been at this a very long time. The above articles do tell me why. Hopefully it will dawn on you why too.

If you don't have DirectCD installed and working, I don't expect you to succeed.

Bob

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Re: Missed it again...
by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Missed it again...

I'll do your suggested reading and hopefully come out a bit wiser.

Thanks for taking the time to help.

Regards.

Mike

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Re: Missed it again...
by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Missed it again...

Bob

Is Roxio Drag to Disc an update of DirectCD ?

Mike

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Try that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 8:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Missed it again...

But be sure try it without IMAPI running.

Bob

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Re: Try that!
by MikeKlaiber / September 15, 2004 9:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Try that!

Thanks.

Mike

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Re: Try that!
by MikeKlaiber / September 23, 2004 6:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Try that!

Sorted !

The articles you referred me to were not a lot of help but I did start wondering whether there was a program conflict. I uninstalled both Roxio and the software that came with the DVD writer, and re-installed just the DVD-RAM driver.

I've now been able to format my Panasonic DVD-RAM discs FAT 32 and drag & drop works a treat.

Regards.

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