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When you try to write to a DVD-RAM disc that is in a DVD-RAM/CD-RW combination drive, you may receive the following error message:
Note Windows XP does not support recording UDF-formatted information on a DVD-RAM disc.
The disc in the drive is not a writable CD or it is full.
Please insert a blank, writable CD into drive D:\, or insert a disc with enough free space to hold all the files you have selected for writing to CD.
This error occurs if the Enable CD recording on this drive check box is selected in the properties for the DVD-RAM/CD-RW drive.
To enable writing to the DVD-RAM disc, follow these steps:
Conversely, if the Enable CD recording on this drive check box is clear, and if you try to write files to a CD-R or a CD-RW disc, you receive the following error message:
To enable writing to a CD-R disc or to a CD-RW disc, follow the steps that are listed in the "Resolution" section, except for step 4 where you select the Enable CD recording on this drive check box (instead of clearing the check box).
D:\ is not accessible.
The underlying cause for this problem when you enable the Enable CD recording on this drive option is that the Image Mastering API (IMAPI) CD Burning COM service is used to burn the disc. However, the service does not support DVD media. After you turn off this option, the first time that new media is opened, the I/O manager gives all file systems a chance to examine the media and determine whether the format is a supported file system. The setting does not determine what file systems can be used on the blank disc or what file system the media was formatted to:
For help with CD or DVD drive problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft web page:
Fix problems in which your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media in Windows
Article ID: 826510 - Last Review: December 28, 2006 - Revision: 4.4