View Full Version : Disabling XP's burner?
12-29-2001, 08:30 AM
Anybody know how to disable the inbuilt CD burning stuff within XP Pro?
My Nero 5.5's been playing up a bit lately, just minor little niggles, have had to re-boot to clear them a coupla times and I was wondering whether it's clashing with whatever Microsoft has bundled with the OS.
12-29-2001, 09:19 AM
Having "silly problems" myself ... on my workshop system I can burn with no problems, but on my home system ... well its a good job I do not do much burning.
188.8.131.52 was the version that gave me the least problems … now on 184.108.40.206 for XP and unless I “Clean Boot” with nothing “Starting Up” I cannot burn. :(
I do not think that Nero is 100% compatible, yet. :(
However, to answer your question...
If you right-click on the cdrw's drive icon and go to it's properties, you turn on/off cd burning for that particular drive.
BEWARE - I have heard of people either loosing the cdrw drive icon altogether when they reboot, or loosing the cdrw functionality when they went looking to reinstall it, or not being able to use something like InCD and Nero 5.x 'cause the system no longer sees the drive as a cdrw.
12-29-2001, 02:50 PM
That's odd. I've had not a single prob with CloneCD, works fine.
I've now taken off the latest version of Nero and gone back a couple of revisions to the one that came bundled with my Liteon CDRW. So far is working fine, compiled and burnt a couple of Audio WAV selections earlier.
Mucks: I considered your suggestion, noted your reservations, and decided against that. I'll have to have a search around I reckon. Thanks for the feedback though :)
Take a peek at this thread http://www.bitbenderforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15669
I posted a way to disable the built-in CD writting software that comes with XP.
12-29-2001, 03:35 PM
I knew I'd seen it somewhere before! For some reason I thought it was over at ForumOC.
12-30-2001, 09:31 AM
as a quick note on the Nero compatability front I'm using ver220.127.116.11 and have found no problems as of yet.
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