DVD drives reset when burning cds

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#1

For some reason, my NEC 3500 and 3520 keep unchecking the “enable cd burning” in the properties for each drive. I recently upgraded my mobo and dvds burn with no problem but now when I try to copy a cd with either Alcohol 120% or Nero, the programs abort and I have to go back into the properties and enable cd burning again. I’ve tried uninstalling the drives and reinstalling the software but neither made a difference. What else can I do? I’ve got a shitload of cds to burn and it’s gonna take me forever if I have to keep enabling manually. Thanks in advance.


#2

enable cd burning?
I think you are talking about the built in Windows XP CD burning services? (IMAPI)

If not, check for packet writing programs such as InCD and disable any that you find.


#3

Thanks Weso. It turns out the IMAPI service was turned off in the Windows control panel so I started it up and set it to automatic. Problem solved.


#4

Schweet… Although it is strange that the switched off IMAPI services affected CD-R writing in Nero and Alcohol.