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Ext User(dfrog)
04-06-2007, 08:24 AM
Windows XP Home SP2 updated.

Unusual for me but not 'written to CD' for many weeks, and the process now
fails with 'please put a writeable disc into D: (even when a known writeable
CD is in place)
Both my Lite On DVD RW drives work OK with same CDs using Nero or Ashampoo.
Both drives SHW-16H5S & SOHW-1693S are listed on Microsoft HCList and have
worked fine up till now.
IMAPI CD Burning service is set to Automatic and started.
CD drive Properties is showing Recording tab and 'enable CD recording' is
selected.
I notice tho' that on the 'General Tab' in the window for the drive number,
the cursor is flashing but the window is 'greyed out' and I cannot input
anything.
Also, from 'blackviper's site' he gives the default registry settings as >>

quote>>

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ImapiService]
"Type"=dword:00000010
"Start"=dword:00000003
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
"DisplayName"="IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service"
"Description"="Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications
Programming Interface (IMAPI). If this service is stopped, this computer
will be unable to record CDs. If this service is disabled, any services that
explicitly depend on it will fail to start."


End Quote>>>

Now mine is identical with the exception that the 'data value' for "Start"
is 00000002 (2) and not 00000003 ( I have not made any changes here)

I have also worked thro' Microsoft KB 316529 and found that proceedure not
to work in my case.

In Event Viewer I get a Warning - Event ID 128 - The device number of a
cdRom cannot be determined. This device failed to configure. This event may
be logged several times etc.

I feel sure the answer is close to me, but I can't see it, and would
appreciate help to find it.


dfrog

Ext User(Jim)
04-06-2007, 10:13 AM
"dfrog" <dfrog@lineone1.net> wrote in message
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>
> Windows XP Home SP2 updated.
>
> Unusual for me but not 'written to CD' for many weeks, and the process now
> fails with 'please put a writeable disc into D: (even when a known
> writeable CD is in place)
> Both my Lite On DVD RW drives work OK with same CDs using Nero or
> Ashampoo. Both drives SHW-16H5S & SOHW-1693S are listed on Microsoft
> HCList and have worked fine up till now.
> IMAPI CD Burning service is set to Automatic and started.
> CD drive Properties is showing Recording tab and 'enable CD recording' is
> selected.
> I notice tho' that on the 'General Tab' in the window for the drive
> number, the cursor is flashing but the window is 'greyed out' and I cannot
> input anything.
> Also, from 'blackviper's site' he gives the default registry settings as
> >>
>
> quote>>
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ImapiService]
> "Type"=dword:00000010
> "Start"=dword:00000003
> "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
> "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
> "DisplayName"="IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service"
> "Description"="Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications
> Programming Interface (IMAPI). If this service is stopped, this computer
> will be unable to record CDs. If this service is disabled, any services
> that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."
>
>
> End Quote>>>
>
> Now mine is identical with the exception that the 'data value' for "Start"
> is 00000002 (2) and not 00000003 ( I have not made any changes here)
>
> I have also worked thro' Microsoft KB 316529 and found that proceedure not
> to work in my case.
>
> In Event Viewer I get a Warning - Event ID 128 - The device number of a
> cdRom cannot be determined. This device failed to configure. This event
> may be logged several times etc.
>
> I feel sure the answer is close to me, but I can't see it, and would
> appreciate help to find it.
>
>
> dfrog
>
>
>
>
One way to get the message you see is for the laser in the CD drive to be
dirty or broken. In fact, a bad laser is by far the most likely cause.

Jim

Ext User(dfrog)
05-06-2007, 07:53 AM
"Jim" <j.n@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> "dfrog" <dfrog@lineone1.net> wrote in message
> news:5cgt43F2v3l2gU1@mid.individual.net...
>>
>> Windows XP Home SP2 updated.
>>
>> Unusual for me but not 'written to CD' for many weeks, and the process
>> now fails with 'please put a writeable disc into D: (even when a known
>> writeable CD is in place)
>> Both my Lite On DVD RW drives work OK with same CDs using Nero or
>> Ashampoo. Both drives SHW-16H5S & SOHW-1693S are listed on Microsoft
>> HCList and have worked fine up till now.
>> IMAPI CD Burning service is set to Automatic and started.
>> CD drive Properties is showing Recording tab and 'enable CD recording' is
>> selected.
>> I notice tho' that on the 'General Tab' in the window for the drive
>> number, the cursor is flashing but the window is 'greyed out' and I
>> cannot input anything.
>> Also, from 'blackviper's site' he gives the default registry settings as
>> >>
>>
>> quote>>
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ImapiService]
>> "Type"=dword:00000010
>> "Start"=dword:00000003
>> "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
>> "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
>> "DisplayName"="IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service"
>> "Description"="Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications
>> Programming Interface (IMAPI). If this service is stopped, this computer
>> will be unable to record CDs. If this service is disabled, any services
>> that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."
>>
>>
>> End Quote>>>
>>
>> Now mine is identical with the exception that the 'data value' for
>> "Start" is 00000002 (2) and not 00000003 ( I have not made any changes
>> here)
>>
>> I have also worked thro' Microsoft KB 316529 and found that proceedure
>> not to work in my case.
>>
>> In Event Viewer I get a Warning - Event ID 128 - The device number of a
>> cdRom cannot be determined. This device failed to configure. This event
>> may be logged several times etc.
>>
>> I feel sure the answer is close to me, but I can't see it, and would
>> appreciate help to find it.
>>
>>
>> dfrog
>>
>>
>>
>>
> One way to get the message you see is for the laser in the CD drive to be
> dirty or broken. In fact, a bad laser is by far the most likely cause.
>
> Jim
Take your point on that Jim, BUT, my second paragraph shoots that one down
>>>>>>

" Both my Lite On DVD RW drives work OK with same CDs using Nero or
Ashampoo."

If I had a problem laser (on BOTH of my drives at the same time) then surely
I wouldn't be able to burn a CD with Nero / Ashampoo !!

dfrog

Ext User(dfrog)
05-06-2007, 08:33 AM
"dfrog" <dfrog@lineone1.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Jim" <j.n@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:SDI8i.12503$5j1.4412@newssvr21.news.prodigy.n et...
>>
>> "dfrog" <dfrog@lineone1.net> wrote in message
>> news:5cgt43F2v3l2gU1@mid.individual.net...
>>>
>>> Windows XP Home SP2 updated.
>>>

BIG SNIP HERE

>>>
>>> I feel sure the answer is close to me, but I can't see it, and would
>>> appreciate help to find it.
>>>
>>>
>>> dfrog
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> One way to get the message you see is for the laser in the CD drive to be
>> dirty or broken. In fact, a bad laser is by far the most likely cause.
>>
>> Jim
> Take your point on that Jim, BUT, my second paragraph shoots that one down
> >>>>>>
>
> " Both my Lite On DVD RW drives work OK with same CDs using Nero or
> Ashampoo."
>
> If I had a problem laser (on BOTH of my drives at the same time) then
> surely I wouldn't be able to burn a CD with Nero / Ashampoo !!
>
> dfrog


Jim,
I've been searching for my error message linked to 'bad or broken or dirty
laser' but have not found any reference.
Can you refer me to any website that will refer to your suggestion ?

dfrog

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