Problem with nero 6

By waiyeh ยท 6 replies
Dec 28, 2004
  1. hi people ,
    got a little problem with nero 6 when trying to burn things to cdr or do cd/cd.
    it keeps giving me this message:
    "Device is in use by another application"

    i have checked and couldn't see what application that i have which is on and using the cd writer.
    please can someone help me :confused:

    this is all i have at the bottom of task bar:
    noads,local network connection,volume,norton antivirus,mrouter for bluetooth,another bluetooth icon.

    please help :mad:
  2. Link2009

    Link2009 TS Rookie

    Some errors could be if the installation didn't go correctly or if you have other software monitoring the drive or stuff like that. I've gotten that error once when I had my burner open lol..but you should try re-install it, may be a problem with the burner if that don't do it
  3. waiyeh

    waiyeh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thanks for the quick reply link2009

    it was working ok before and i hadn't used nero or burned anything for a while so i don't know when or what caused this.

    anyway i was thinking of uninstall/reinstall and hope that it will cure the problem.

    i just don't know what other program would be using the drive.
    window media player?
    real player?
  4. waiyeh

    waiyeh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    still no joy after uninstall/reinstall.

    still getting same message.

    does anyone have any ideas?
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Sometimes when you put in a new disc, windows will pop up the box asking you what you want to do with the blank CD. If XP is trying to use the drag and drop window to burn that can cause this. Also if you have Media Player open it can be in use. Try closing that, and any other authoring software you have on your computer and just use Nero.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You should also de-activate the XP-builtin CD-writing-stuff.
    Ask someone with XP-knowledge how to do that.
  7. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    Right click on cd recorder within control panel, select properties-then recording-then untick the use this device for recording to disable the recording feature as metioned by realblackstuff
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