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    Dem ol' CD blues...

    Since as long as I can remember and with every PC and laptop I've had since CD writers were affordable, I've had this problem:

    I put a blank CD in the drive, a window pops up and asks me what I want to do, and I select "Open writable CD folder using Windows Explorer".
    I select the files to write, and click on "Write these files to CD".
    The CD Writing Wizard does its stuff, and ejects the newly burnt CD.
    I am then asked if I want to create another CD using the same files, which in this case I do (although the same problem occurs if I want to burn another CD in the same session) so I insert a new blank CD and click on Next.
    After a few seconds of CD searching, another window pops up and tells me there is no CD in the drive (even if it has been sitting in there for several minutes) and ejects the CD drawer.
    I close the drawer again, click Next, and burning progresses as if nothing had happened. (It also automatically starts without clicking Next once it sees the CD.)

    So, why is the blank CD never recognised the first time, but is the second?

    On this laptop (on which I'm busy burning 80 copies of a CD), I also have some Roxio thingy. Although it doesn't eject the CD, it does spend a considerable amount of time deciding what to do before running the burn and has a rather naff GUI which involves clicking on half a dozen buttons to do the same thing as the wizard. What should be a 35 second burn is taking over two minutes per CD <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Dem ol' CD blues...

    I've experienced the same thing and found that it's a bit faster if you don't put the new CD in until after the system tells you there isn't one. Seems to save some of the search time.

    This "feature" is there to prevent you from burning 2 CDs at the same time. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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