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    Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Occasionally after I copy a file or files to a CD using the standard Windows XP method, I can not open the CD drawer until I reboot. Any idea what is causing this?

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Once had this problem with "no name" CDs and it only happened with these particular CDs. They seemed a little thicker than usual. Have never had this problem using a quality "brand name".
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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    I doubt that it is the CD. I am using Maxell CDs and I can put the CD that locked in the drawer in and out normally after I reboot.

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Maxell CDs should be fine. <!mskb=816736>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 816736<!/mskb> refers to this problem but it doesn't sound like it pertains to your situation. Perhaps somebody else has some ideas?
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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    How are you trying to open it? Right-click eject? Is there anything else on the right-click menu such as "finish" or "close" that Windows might want to do before letting go of the CD? (I have Roxio, so I assume my menus are different.)

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    When it locks I have tried everything - button on the drive, the context menu, etc. I agree that something is not finished but darn if I can figure out what it is. I also have Roxio CD Creator 5, but when this happens I am just using the Windows option (picture Tasks in the left pane) (the Copy to CD option was developed by Roxio) to copy pictures to a CD.

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Can you access the CD contents via Windows Explorer? Do you have Roxio's DirectCD installed? If you have DirectCD, have you disabled the native Windows CD writing? Seems I recall that having both is not a good idea.

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Good thought. I don't ever remember disabling the native Windows CD writiing, and can not find anything in the Easy CD Creator docs to that effect. I will check more resources. I have no idea how to disable the native CD writer. Do you? (I have order the latest upgrade to Easy CD Creator - Easy Media Creator 7 - but I am going to wait a while to install it until I get some feedback on the experience others are having with this upgrade.)

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    Re: Locked CD drawer (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Jim,
    In Windows Explorer right click the drive and Select Properties. There should be a 'Recording' tab. You can disable the native XP functionality there.

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