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When I place a blank CD into my CD drive and then click on that drive in Explorer, I always get the above subject message. If I click on a folder or file which I wish to copy or move dor "send to" to the CD, I get the same message.

What must I do to get my computer to recognize that I have a CD drive and want to use it?

If I put a CD with data or music already on it, the drive becomes available and I can access the drive. If the CD has an "autostart" file, the program starts and everything is fine.

The "Incorrect function" error message only pops up when I insert a blank CD.

Thank you. Bill
 

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I hasten to add, the same error message pops up in my seperate DVD drive when I insert a blank DVD disk. Driving me crazy!

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Dodgy blank disc, have all the time with this 1 maxell cdr..the rest of the cake worked.

Try another one

***OR, update ur firmware***
 

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My computer>right click the drive>Properties>Recording Tab

Make sure the 'Enable recording - -' box is checked. If not do so, and then click "Apply" and "OK" buttons in that order.
 

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G'Day Bill, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

Another possible solution is this workaround...

Method One: Remove the registry entry

Warning: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system.

Please Note: If you had installed multiple CD-writing software products on your computer, you need to uninstall the software products before you remove the registry keys.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

4. On the File menu, click Export.

5. In the File name box, type savedkey, and then click Save.

6. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

Note: If this data type is missing, go to Method 2.

7. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

8. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.


Method 2: Replace the existing driver


1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. If Control Panel is in Category view, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.

If Control Panel is in Classic view, double-click System.

3. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.

4. Click the drive with the question mark (?) next to it.

5. On the Action menu, click Uninstall. When you are prompted to confirm the removal, click OK.

6. Repeat steps 4 through 5 for any other drives with question marks.

7. On the Action Menu, click Scan for hardware changes.

Close all windows and reboot the computer.

Please give these two methods a try and post back with the results.

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Re: CD drive not accessible-Incorrect Function

:pray: I am worshipping at your alter:smile:
You are sooo great!! Thank you ad infinitum!!
I have not been able to do work on my computer for months due to this friggin' problem
You fixed it!!
I tried everything under the sun, but didn't know about this little goodie!
I am so happy :luxhello:
Gonna go dance now!!:jackson:
My computer>right click the drive>Properties>Recording Tab

Make sure the 'Enable recording - -' box is checked. If not do so, and then click "Apply" and "OK" buttons in that order.
 

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My computer>right click the drive>Properties>Recording Tab

Make sure the 'Enable recording - -' box is checked. If not do so, and then click "Apply" and "OK" buttons in that order.
Thanks, Guys, especially you, redoak. Guess I just forgot I had a mouse right button to click. Thanks for your time.

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You are both very welcome! Glad to be able to help someone to repay the help I have received here and from other volunteer sites like this.

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