Look for a Recording tab:
If the Recording tab is not shown, Windows XP has not detected the drive as a recordable device. Use the following sub steps to enable the Recording tab:
Click the following Microsoft Fix it Solution to clean the registry filters automatically:
If you cannot use the Microsoft Fix it Solution, continue using these steps to clear the upper and lower registry filters manually.
, and type regedit
in the Open field.
Backup the registry: Select My Computer
from the list, click File
, type a name that you will remember, and click Save
, and browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives
Click the Volume key that matches the CD/DVD drive that is capable of writing discs. If only one drive is installed, one volume key is listed. If you have more than one drive, examine the data values (by double-clicking them in the right pane) to find the correct drive.
With the volume key selected in the left pane, double-click the Drive Type
value in the right-pane.
Figure 3: Drive Type registry value (CDRW)
Type the number 1
in the Value Data field if the drive is capable of recording to CDRW discs (including CD-R discs). Type a 2
if the drive cannot write to CDRW discs but can burn CD-R discs.
NOTE: A value of 3 indicates that the drive is only capable of reading discs. Changing this value to a 1 or 2 enables Windows to view the drive as a recordable drive.
, and close Registry Editor.
Repeat the steps in this section, starting with step "b".