CD / DVD burning may not work in some cases:
o If you don't have administrative rights, when you attempt to burn a
CD, you'll see the following in the Burn CD dialog: 'Error: No writable
To get around this:
- log in as a user with Administrative rights OR
- run MediaMonkey in forced Admin Mode (Right Click on MM Icon -> Run As Administrator) OR
- Configure Windows to allow non-Administrators to Burn Discs
o For Windows XP Home, click Start/Run/Regedit and go to:
Look in the right pane for AllocateDASD and double click the entry. Set the value to 2.
also in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
set NoCDBurning to 1 as that will also enable all internal Windows Burning features
o For XP Pro, you can do this by clicking Start, Run and entering SECPOL.MSC
Go to Local Policies, Security Options, look in the right pane for
Devices: Allowed to Format and eject removable media.
Set this option to Administrators and Interactive Users
You can optionally enable Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user
NOTE: Windows AutoPlay might start MM in non-Admin mode. To disable it, see:
NOTE: You can also use utilities such as Nero Burn Rights or
to achieve this.
o If you've installed MediaMonkey 3.0, no drive will appear available for
writing if you have a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME systems. To fix this:
1) Install ASPI drivers: http://radified.com/ASPI/forceaspi.htm
2) Install the Windows 9x CD Burning patch:
3) Restart MediaMonkey
o Some drives (e.g. SONY) are known to have trouble burning Audio CDs
with Disc-at-once burning enabled. If this occurs, try switching to
Track-at-once in the burn wizard.
o Some older drives have problems using Generic Burn commands, please
check for updated burner firmware and what you will gain with updating.
(Known older drives that update fixed burn issues are SONY, DELL, HP)