While copying a big batch of files to a DVD this msj appeared: "This DVD-ROM drive is read only. You can copy files to this writable DVD but you must insert it into a writable drive".
It is a writable drive. It has written happily to DVDs before and since. The disc was a DVD-RW, and it has received files before and since.
I told it to skip files as appropriate, and it eventually finished the transfer after a fashion. Trouble is, you can't be sure it has copied all the files when this happens.
I've searched the Net and found 2 other people on other forums who have had the same msj, but no-one seems to know how to cure the problem.
So here's your chance: beat the other experts... :-)
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This has been a Windows problem for just about ever, especially with XP. It is basically the software trying to push data to the drive faster than it can write it until the hardware buffer overflows... The OS then puts the device into read-only mode. You can remove and re-insert …
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