Teesside Snog Monster (jiggery_pokery) wrote,
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Lack of RW permissions

Happy birthday to sincelastjuly, who has been celebrating her birthday for the last quarter-hour or so. As she will doubtless and deservedly hear many times today, she does indeed rock; no wonder most of the HP fandom ships themselves with her. :-)

I have a CD rewriter, the LITE-ON LTR-12101B (12x10x32x speed). It is a little over two years old now. Currently it is perfectly happy to act as a read-only CD drive. However, I am unable to write to either CD-RWs or CD-Rs using Ahead Nero 5. I can delete the contents of an existing CD-RW within Nero 5 using the CD rewriter, but trying to write new files to either a just-blanked CD-RW or a brand new CD-R causes it to crash identically.

At first I suspected this might be a software error, so I have downloaded CDR Tools Front End as a freeware CD-R burner without any adware. However, it complains that it cannot XXXXXX. I have also tried looking on the manufacturer's site for new drivers; the closest thing I could find was a tool to flash the firmware from version LS3G to LS3J, which I have downloaded and performed, but without effect.

Are any of you kind, qualified folk able and prepared to offer me any advice? I have a spare CD-rewriter still sealed in a plastic bag which I have never tried (a Medion MD9325) but I am more keen to try to get the existing hardware working because it's not as fast a CD rewriter (6x4x32x) and also because I have no drivers or documentation for it at all. OK, I think I've just discovered a way to terrorise dubious hardware into working; prepare a LJ entry slagging it off; it will start to work again purely to spite your whinge. It looks like it's working now, but if it turns out that it is only pretending to work rather than really working, I shall take the text out of that lj-cut and request advice.

So that's a bit dull, really. Um. 100 greatest musicals meme? I can remember having seen Tommy, South Pacific (stage), The Jungle Book, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (stage), Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling, Moulin Rouge and West Wide Story, and I strongly suspect I have seen Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Oliver!, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and The Sound Of Music, so you can put me down for "somewhere between 7 and 13", which is probably less than you. Despite my post last week about living next door to Alice zorac, I must say that I was shocked to learn the extent to which he is a fan of musicals earlier in the year - something which never cropped up at the time!
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