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I have attempted on several occassions to save files to my DVD+RW drive via Drag-to-Disc. Also, trying to drag from Windows Explorer does not work. I get the error message: The disc is read only and cannot be written to. And, in Word, attempting to save to the DVD+RW causes the computer to reboot.

 

I have been able to drag files to a DVD-R. I would appreciate any help!

 

Thanks!

 

Gary

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I have attempted on several occassions to save files to my DVD+RW drive via Drag-to-Disc. Also, trying to drag from Windows Explorer does not work. I get the error message: The disc is read only and cannot be written to. And, in Word, attempting to save to the DVD+RW causes the computer to reboot.

 

I have been able to drag files to a DVD-R. I would appreciate any help!

 

Thanks!

 

Gary

 

You could try updating the firmware of the drive, but it won't help for the Windows Explorer part of your problem. First some informational things for you.

 

Drag to Disc is packet writing software and should only be used for immediate transfer of files from one computer to another. It should never be used for backing up important data. That is what Creator Classic is for, and Creator Classic is the program in this suite that you should use.

 

The drag and drop that is included in Windows XP is a session writing software. It is not a packet writing software, but I don't think it is capable of burning to DVD's. I believe that it can only burn to CD's.

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Thanks everyone for your posts! I do understand about the formatting now. However, I am still perplexed - confused when I try to save from Word or WordPerfect to my DVD - the system either hangs or reboots immediately without saving the file. I have Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 installed on two different computers. My laptop works fine when saving to DVD. The only difference that I can see is the brand of the DVD is different - the one that works is Maxell and the one that doesn't work is Memorex.

I failed to mention the fact that the DVD drive is new – it is a I/O Magic 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD Burner. It works fine with Videowave – DVD Builder. Just doesn’t work when trying to save files from a word processor.

 

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I have attempted on several occassions to save files to my DVD+RW drive via Drag-to-Disc. Also, trying to drag from Windows Explorer does not work. I get the error message: The disc is read only and cannot be written to. And, in Word, attempting to save to the DVD+RW causes the computer to reboot.

 

I have been able to drag files to a DVD-R. I would appreciate any help!

 

Thanks!

 

Gary

 

I see two unrelated problems.

 

You have formatted the disc. If you want to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc. "Never trust your ONLY copy if an important file to a Packet-Written Program sucha s Drag2Disc, DirectCD, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc. Packet-Written discs have a tendancy to fail, usually at the worst possible time."

 

You are using RW media, which by virture of the same qualities that make it re-writable will fade to blank sooner or later - if formatted for Packet-Writing, usually sooner. If you want to KEEP the data, DO NOT use RW media. (Generally, before a formatted DVD -RW is filled, the formatting will have failed, and the entire disc will be ready to be erased and re-used.) The primary virture of RW media is for testing purposes, because it is possible to erase the entire disc and re-use it.

 

If you want to KEEP the data, use a Sessions-based program such as Classic Creator or the built-in WinXP burning, and use R media.

 

Lynn

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Thanks everyone for your posts! I do understand about the formatting now. However, I am still perplexed - confused when I try to save from Word or WordPerfect to my DVD - the system either hangs or reboots immediately without saving the file. I have Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 installed on two different computers. My laptop works fine when saving to DVD. The only difference that I can see is the brand of the DVD is different - the one that works is Maxell and the one that doesn't work is Memorex.

I failed to mention the fact that the DVD drive is new – it is a I/O Magic 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD Burner. It works fine with Videowave – DVD Builder. Just doesn't work when trying to save files from a word processor.

 

Gary

 

# 1. The brand of DVD might make a difference. I've heard a lot of people complain about Memorex DVDs.

 

# 2. You might be trying to do something that isn't possible on your main computer. You need to save those files in the word processing program and know where the files are stored. Then open Creator Classic and use that program to copy the files to a DVD. If you're using a DVD that already has files written to it, you'll need to 'import' the files already on the DVD.

 

The laptop might have another program that will write the file to the DVD and is working in the background to write to the DVD. Are you certain that it's EMC7 that's writing to the DVD?

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Thanks, ml, for your reply. I have been using Memorex CD-RW's in the past without any problems and figured that would be the brand of DVD's to use. There isn't any problem writing to CD's - just DVD's. I am not sure what program is writing on the laptop. They both have EMC 7.5. Can you tell me how to determine what program is working when I try to save from Word? In the mean time, I am going to attempt to use Classic Creator. Should I be able to write to a blank, unformatted disc? I think I have been able to do that in the past.

Thanks!!!

 

Gary

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Classic Creator works fine. Obviously, there must be another program that also writes from Word or WordPerfect. Just don't know what it is or what settings to check for.

 

Gary

 

I think things kinda got lost along the way here…

 

The only way you can write to optical media from within any program is through a packet writer like D2D.

 

Packet writing is the least reliable form of burning ever devised and that is why some were advising you not to use it. A "backup" written with an unreliable method is a contradiction of terms!

 

A DVD holds a lot more data than a CD so packet writing gives you the opportunity to lose far more data than you ever could before.

 

The only other way to get that data to a DVD is to use Classic without making the disc Read Only. That is called Sessions but you must first save the file than open Classic to do the write.

 

As long as you don't keep your only copy of your files on a D2D disc, you should be OK. Even if it fails you still have the copy on your HD.

 

If your files don't require a DVD due to size, you may be better served using a CD-R or CD-RW with D2D.

 

Crashing of your PC when attempting to write is probably caused by drive (firmware update needed) or possibly Norton AV if you have that installed and running. Norton does have a fix. Also, if you managed to get 2 packet writers (DLA, InCD) installed and running at the same time, thier natural conflict could cause that reaction.

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