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Getting E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function message on an external burner

By sotojesse ยท 11 replies
Aug 17, 2005
  1. I am getting "E:\ is not Accessible. Incorrect Function" message when i try to burn a CD or DVD on an external DVD\RW that works on other PC's. Last week I tried a drag and drop in windows explorer that failed. since then my internal and external drives won't burn. they don't even show up in my Roxio as burn devices. I did not have any problems prior to the drag and drop failure. I have since uninstalled all of the burning softwares that were on my pc. I know it is not a hardware problem as I am able to burn to the external on other pc's. any ideas??? please help.
  2. wcely

    wcely TS Rookie

    This may work

    I had the same problem and recently cured it by going to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Enable CD recording on this drive". If it wasn't clicked before this will probably do it.
  3. awnold

    awnold TS Rookie

    wcely you the man! thanks for taking the time and posting this, saved me.
    -Thanks again
  4. d4n137s0n

    d4n137s0n TS Rookie

    yeah im getting the same thing. gee wonder why. did u solve this problem yet?
  5. d4n137s0n

    d4n137s0n TS Rookie

    yes it worked.. thanks a bunch

    yes it worked.. thanks a bunch

    TRAVEL MGR TS Rookie

    E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

    Got my answer from prior folks with same/similar problem. My recording finished and ejected as I was logging in. Newbie in training, thanks everyone.
  7. khoneycutt

    khoneycutt TS Rookie

    I am having this same problem but when I go to properties on the drive I do not have the record option. I can read and play from the CD or DVD but cannot write to it. I had Nero on but uninstalled to make sure that was not the problem. Does anyone have any ideas.

    Thank you
  8. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 128

    You probably don't have a cd burner.
  9. Cynergy Diva

    Cynergy Diva TS Rookie

    I only joined this forum because you saved me too. My E drive is working now thanks to you

  10. gorjan

    gorjan TS Rookie

    can you explain this a little more please?
    i can't find the propertis you are talking about... :S
  11. karina

    karina TS Rookie

    Drive letter in Windows Explorer right click Properities Recording, Enable CD recording on this drive
    can not find my Drive letter in Windows Explorer...i have unistall & reinstalled the driver for the cd rom/dvd...rebooted..tested...clean booted...then put back to normal settings...nothing works...
    i would like to try Enabling the CD recording on this drive...but i can't find it...HELP...i need simple step by step instructions b/c i am pretty much computer illierate but i can follow instructions as long as they are simple & specific...
    thank you...

    Hi all,
    If someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated...i am an artist & need to be able 2 copy 2 disk 2 send out copies of my work...
    Thank u...
    Peace & love,

    thank you...it worked going into windows explorer to change the setting to enable recording...however, i had to go to another website to find window explorer...that i had to right click on start...then go to explorer to find explorer...;) what can u do? i didnt grow up witrh this computer stuff:)
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

    Me either, they didn't even have home computers when I was young!

    But replying to an old 2005 thread may not get many replies to help you.
    Best to create a New Thread I feel ;)
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