why does my cd/rw open a screen but no media is present?

By brent13
Aug 4, 2005
  1. can some one help me?
    why does my cd/rw open a screen but no media is present?
    when i click any of my other drive icons they all say "insert disk in drive"
    but when i click my cd/rw drive, it opens even if there is no media in it.
    this drive will work when i put media in it but i cant burn cd any more. i am using nero 6 to burn cds. any thoughts?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yep, because WindowsXP sees a CDR drive it knows it can write to it. So if you open it, even without a disk in the drive, it believes you are preparing to drag and drop files to it to be copied to a blank disk.

    Its perfectly normal XP behavior.
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