Help! Eratic CD-RW Drive
Posted on 2003-03-23
Thank you all, in advance, for your assistance :)
I have an Iomega 12x10x32 CD-RW drive. I use the latest Roxio Easy CD Creator (6.0) software--mostly to drag-to-disc important files that I need to backup.
My system: brand new. It's an Athlon XP+ 2200, 256 MB DDR RAM, 60 MB ATA-100 Hard Drive. I use Windows XP.
The Iomega CD-RW runs in the "slave" position to an Iomega Zip 100 drive (the Zip 100 drive operates perfectly), I transferred these two drives from my previous pc. It's important to note that I did experience this same problem in my old pc, and that my old pc used the same setup (my hard drive running off one IDE connection, and my ZIP 100 as a master, and my CD-RW as a slave).
Here's what's occurring. For days on end I can drag and drop my files with no trouble at all. Then, suddenly, when I go to drag and drop I will get a screen message "This CD is Read Only." Now, eventually (by re-formatting the disk, or by doing this or that, I can once again drag-and-drop files. But then, inevitably, I will suddenly receive the "This CD is Read Only." screen message.
This morning, for instance. Last night I was able to drag and drop. This morning I turned the PC on, and I receive the "This CD is Read Only" message.
What could be wrong here? My CD-RW drive is supposed to be supported under Windows XP. Again, it works perfectly most of the time. But then there are "pockets" of difficulties during which I cannot write files to my disks at all!
Thank you for your help! :) This is so frustrating!