Song titles are copied to a recordable CD after you cancel a burn operation in Windows Media Player 10 on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

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You are running Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer. When you cancel a burn operation, song titles are still copied to the recordable CD.

For example, if you click Stop Burn during the burn process, you receive the following message:
Some of the files have not been burned to the CD yet.
If you stop burning now, you will not be able to add more files to the CD later.
Are you sure you want to stop burning?
If you then click Yes to cancel the operation, all song titles are written to the CD anyway.
This problem may occur if you click Stop Burn after the conversion process has completed. The problem occurs because Windows has already started writing information to the CD. If the burn operation is canceled at this point, the CD media may be rendered unusable.

Note The conversion process has completed when all the titles show Converted instead of Ready to burn in the Status column.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix, you must be running Windows XP with SP2.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   05-Jul-2005  23:45  5.1.2600.2714      41,984  Imapi.sys   05-Jul-2005  23:45  5.1.2600.2714      30,720  Arpidfix.exe     
More information
After you install this hotfix, the CD is closed when you click Stop Burn. No additional titles are added to the CD.

For more information about Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
To work around this problem, click Stop Burn before the conversion process has completed.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 903250 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 16:38:31 - Revision: 3.0

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