Erase CD-RW issues with windows xp wizard

vbimport

#1

hello friends.
I am new here and was happy to discover this forum for cd’s issues. the faq section helped me a lot and provided much info for me.

One thing i couldn’t resolve is this:
I have a brand new NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A (nero infotool).

First of all - windows xp recognize the drive as cd-drive in My Computer display.
When i insert a cdrw, it doesn’t allow me to erase the cd.
From my search on the web, I managed to change a registry setting to a value of 2 for xp to recognize the burner as a writable drive.

I want to be able to erase my cdrw with xp’s ability. I believe it’s a driver issue of the burner (since it’s new) or a firmware - but untill here - it’s all i know.

I’d appriciate any help in this matter.

Thanks.


#2

When you fitted the drive , Did you jumper it correctly?,
Did you check bios settings?,
Silly questions I know but without the info… help will be hard to determine.
It`s bad enough on here to get a reply as it is


#3

Have you tried erasing with ImgBurn?
Somehow ImgBurn is more successful at erasing than other software does, but YMMV.


#4

No, thats only the explorer. Kinda normal.


#5

hello all.
Thanks for replying.
Todge - i have purchased a full new pc station and it was built in the supplier’s lab.

kg_evilboy - I havn’t tried ImgBurn yet but have tried to erase with nero - with no problem. In addition, Burning is ok.
I just want the xp function to be available since sometimes it’s comfortable for me.

So - any suggestions on this one?

Many thanks.