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An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

Q: An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

OK, at first I thought it was a Norton 360 problem so I deleted Norton 360. The Windows firewall is no longer being controlled by it.

Windows firewall is turned off, it's a public location, printer and file sharing is turned on, discovery is on, I reloaded the default settings for the firewall, the owner is administrator which my login is set for. Didn't matter if the Windows firewall was turned on or off, I still got the error message above.

I used to have D shared but took it off. Now when I try to create the share I get the error message above.

I have another Win 7 Pro computer with the same settings as above and I can share everything just fine.

Any ideas on how I can fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Preferred Solution: An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

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A: An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem? I really need to share this drive.

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So I have a Windows 7 64bit desktop with 2 external hard drives that have shared over my network so I can view the files on my laptop(win 7 64bit) and watch movies and such on my xbox via windows media center.

I recently purchased a WD Elements 2TB external Hard Drive.
I connect the new drive to my desktop along with the other 2 external hard drives and functions with no problems until I try to share it on my network.

My procedure for sharing was opening my computer, right clicking on the hard drive, clicking share with.., advanced sharing, (in the sharing tab) advanced sharing again, click the share this folder box and hitting apply. And I get this error, "An error occurred while trying to share G. Incorrect function. The shared resource was not created at this time."

I was however able to add the new external hard drive to my media library in windows media center so my xbox can see the new hard drive no problem.
So now I need to get the drive on the network so I can see it on my laptop.

Whats more, If I disconnect the hard drive from my desktop, and connect it to my laptop, it will let me share it and I can see it from my desktop. (Baffles me...)

Any help or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cant share external Hard drive "Incorrect Function"

I see you have the same issue as I do and are getting about the same help I have been getting, NONE
We will probably find out "Microsoft" will want to charge us extra if we want to share more than one way, they give us ONE free sharing but not 2 without more money.

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Just recently i began getting an error while trying to view blank cds or dvds and WMP11 does not recognize any drives capable of burning.

d: not accessible incorrect function error

It is a LiteOn DVD-RAM drive. This is the first problem i have had with it and it seems to be XP specific. Vista has no problems. I can burn with Nero 8 in XP with no problems. Also Kubuntu burns fine and reads everything.

I tried uninstalling the drive and restarting with no luck. Is there any other drivers i can reinstall? I put in new firmware for the drive trying to get it to work with no success.

Any ideas?

A:d: not accessible incorrect function error

Ran SFC and replaced some files and everything is ok now.

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On my computer I have two Cd drives one is a Cd-Rom (E the other a Cd-Rw Drive. Ever since I installed the Cd-Rw (D I have had problems with my Cd-rom.

Sometimes I will be able to put a Cd in the Cd-rom (E and go to My Computer and click on the drive and it will open and I will be able to read the contents. Except most of the time when I double click on the drive it says "E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function"

Even when I have no cd in either drive I can click on the (D drive my Cd-rw and it will just open the drive and show an empty folder since I have no cd in it, but if I try the same thing with my Cd-rom (E it give me the "Incorrect Function" Error.

This just gets a little annoying when I try to burn from one cd to another. Again it only gives me this error sometimes.

Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated.

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Hi Guys,
I'm trying to deploy Internet Explorer 11 (32-bits), for several workstations (Win 7, 32bits).
Installing all the prerequisite by clicking it won't do, as it will just return errors.
While installing IE11.exe installer won't complete.
So I made all the prerequisite and IE11.exe to cab files.
Then inject all the necessary updates with command:
dism /online /add-package /packagepath:\\serverpath\AllTheCabFiles.cab /quiet /norestart

This trick is successful with Win 7, 64 bits, but not 32 bits.

It will show Error: 1, incorrect function.

In fact, just running a harmless DISM command like dism /cleanup-wim /quiet will evoke the same error.

I've tried sfc /scannow and checkdsk with no error, but I'm running out of options.
I'm trying to run the cabfiles through Pkgmgr, but it has been deprecated.
I've ran through all the windows update, but it's missing the important update necessary for IE11.
Any insight to this?

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The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Mat****a DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Mat****a DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Enable CD recording on this dr... Read more

A:Error: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

It could be a firmware issue, check the PC manufacturers site for an update, if it is a store bought DVD drive, check the manufacturers site of the drive for a firmware upgrade.

Also run this diagnostic



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The following is my laptop spec:

Technology TL-60
1.99Ghz, 1.87BG of Ram,
Physical Address Extension
Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Now, whenever I insert a cd on my Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-860H, it shows this error message:
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function".
I experience the same whenever I insert a blank dvd rw.
However, if the dvd rw is not blank then I am able to see the contents of the dvd rw disc without getting this error.
What is wrong ?

On my Windows Registry, I have 24 instances of this:
and on more than one of then the "Upper Filter" exists therefore I am unable to decide which one's "Upper" I should delete to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
I have seen on many forums others experiencing the same and getting advised to uninstall Roxio but I don't think I have it or the Nero because I can't find them on my Start-> All Programs.
And, I don't think that, me not having a cd burner software is the problem because like I mentioned before, I am able to see the contents of a dvd disc inserted on my dvd drive providing the disc is not empty.

I have seen the following solution mentioned on the internet:
"Got to the Drive letter in Windows Explorer
and right clicking on it. Go to Properties; Click on Recording; Check "Ena... Read more

A:Error: D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function

Suggest you try this first: see CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

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Since the Microsoft Security Patch on Tuesday, we've received many reports of users having connection problems like this"

The error is impacting:

Remote Desktop ConnectionRemote Desktop Connecting to Azure VMsVPN Network Connections (before one can even try to use Remote Desktop)
This is quite a mess and seems to be related to the security patch increasing security requirements, but not implementing the change to give the machine the increased security levels. The latter doesn't seem to occur if the machine has automated Windows
Updates turned off.
Unfortunately, Windows Update can't be automated in many environments such as development, build, test, staging and production without creating other problems.
Wrote a blog post about our findings so far with a workaround on how to reduce Remote Desktop security settings to get around this problem. It doesn't require touching registry settings or other complicated steps:
Remote Desktop Authentication Error Has Occurred. The function requested is not supported. CredSSP
Would appreciate any insight on handling this across an enterprise without manually modifying the connecting and host machines. Thanks.

Luke Chung
Microsoft MVP
President of FMS, Inc.
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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate about a month ago and now when I try to remote into some non-Window computers, I get the following error: Remote Desktop Authentication Error Has Occurred. The function requested is not supported.
I searched Google and the majority of answers was to do the following:
Go to
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Credentials Delegation -> Encryption Oracle Remediation
Open - Encryption Oracle Remediation
- >
choose Enable  - >change
protection level Vulnerable - >
I rebooted the computer to make sure the changes took place.
This did not work for me.
In the Registry Editor I see that
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\CredSSP\Parameters - > AllowEncryptionOracle - > Value Data 2
is already set.As a last resort, I tried a different Windows 7 computer and it was able to connect to the non-Windows computer without any issue.

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I've searched around these forums for awhile but can't find a direct answer to my problem. I'm a newbie to this forum, so please understand if I'm posting in the wrong forum, etc. Thanks.

I get the above error code in either my DVD drive (E) or my external CD drive (F). It's driving me bonkers! I use Roxio Media Creator 9 drag to disc a lot, or at least I used to! Previously I could drag or 'send' any picture or music file to either drive.

When I go to properties and click 'enable recording' and 'apply', I still get the same message. Then I return to properties and the boxes are unchecked!

I've reinstalled Roxio a few times, but the problem continues. I'm using the same media (Verbatim CD-R) I've been using for years.

At one point I installed Nero, then uninstalled it. I hate my Roxio 9 software, it's a pain to use, but it gets the job done. The Roxio website is pretty useless.

I have a HP a1210n PC with Windows XP SP2. 1 gig of memory, and a 200g hard drive.

I'm pretty ignorant of computers, too! Don't savvy a lot of technical terms. I just use my pc for photos and editing music/recorded files and to surf and email.

Anyway, I appreciate any suggestions you may have for my problem.

Rick in Florida

A:Error: F:\is not accessable. Incorrect function and other problems

Usually means the CD disc itself is either:
used and closed (ie you can't write to it any more)
not formatted (rewritables require you to format then burn)
not the right format (the writer doesn't support this disc)

Download and run this http://www.dvdinfopro.com/
and confirm what your writer can write

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I've checked the MS knowledge base but didn't really find a resolution to this error message.

When I try to use any of my restore points I get the error 0x80070001 incorrect function.

Any help with this?

A:restore error 0x80070001 incorrect function

Have you looked at this? Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

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I cant turn off the encrypted usb drive in windows 10 after turning it on with the bitlocker.
After im moving my important files to external hdd,i would like to turn off bitlocker in my usb 3.0 but it prompts me at incorrect function when attempting to turning off bitlocker.Im running windows 10 1709 edu/32gb internal/2gb ram

 i will discuss the detailed changes ive made in my usb drive before turning on bitlocker
first,i went to disk management and deleted the volume of my usb 3.0
second,i created a new volume in it and formatted it as ntfs so that it will appear in the system as hard disk drive instead of removable drive so that i can defragmentize it for better performance of the apps installed in it.
ive used bitlocker before on any removable drives and nothing have a problem,i can encrypt and decrypt anytime except at this time after i converted it :(

Thanks in advanced :).

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My OS: Windows 7 64-bit SP1
External Hard Drive: LaCie Hard Disk Quadra 2TB http://www.lacie.com/au/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10456


I have 2, 2TB HDD Both LaCie (Different Models). I share a USB cable between them, when I need to use one I unplug the cable and plug it into the other HDD.

I went on holiday, my computer was off for 3 weeks. Came back and now one of my HDD is not working (Model listed above).
I went to computer management and checked device manager:
- Disk Drives : LaCie Hard Drive USB Device
- Universal Serial Bus controllers : USB Mass Storage Device is plugged in.

Storage/Disk Management:
Disk 5 - Unknown - Not Initialized when I try to initialize it. Incorrect Function error appears.

This isn't a new HDD, I've used it for roughly 3 years it serves as a Backup Device.
It is very worrying that my backup device would crash or fail or whatever the problem is.

I have looked at other threads on the forum with similar problems:

Following the troubleshooting of this thread:
http://social.technet.microsof... Read more

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This is a new one..
Problem Description: "Incorrect Function" error occurs everytime I try to access a CD drive or a floppy drive.

My computer does not read any CD drives or the floppy drive. The BIOS recognizes everything perfectly. Even in Windows (device manager) everything is installed correctly, however, whenever I click on the CD drives (regular CD & CDRW), or the floppy drive icon, it gives me an "incorrect function" error.

Funny thing is that my CD-Writer program recognizes both cd drives perfectly, infact, I used my cd burner to make a copy of a music and a data cd with no problems. I can even browse the cds from within the cd-burner program, but I simply am not able to browse it through win explorer.

When I initially installed win2000, it worked ok, so I messed up somewhere.

I am running a P4 on a an ASUS P4B266 motherboard with plenty of HD and 1 GIg RAM

Frequency of problem: Always Happens
Operating system / version: Windows 2000

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Hi, all. I just got a brand new shiny Samsung NC-10 netbook (XP Home, x86 edition), which doesn't have a CD drive on it, so I was hoping to just share my desktop's (XP Pro, x64 edition) DVD burner and use that. I'm running into an issue, though.

I've shared the drive, I can access all of the other shared folders on my desktop, but when I go to access the optical drive, it gives (if there's media in it) an "Incorrect Function" error, or, (if there's no media in it) a "device is not ready" error.

I don't think it's a permissions thing, since I can access every other shared folder, and I don't think it's a hardware thing either, since I can read and burn CDs and DVDs from the desktop itself. The issue only comes up when I try to access it over the shared drive.

Any help would be great! Thanks in advance!

A:Optical Drive Sharing "Incorrect Function" Error

http://www.netbook.cs.purdue.edu/othrpags/page03e.htm hope this helps. Jazz

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Hi Guys,
I have a weird problem, when I try to login on Vista Home Premium 32, I enter the password and all I get is "X" on a red background and "Incorrect function".
I had previously installed XP and 7 on another drive, a Seagate 500GB Momentous XT hybrid drive and after a few problems finding drivers for XP and 7 got both working well and aligned the drive so that it works well with SSD part of the drive.
Used Easy BCD to create a dual boot and all was well.
Then I installed the older drive in the spare drive bay, yes 2 drive bays on this 17" laptop, tried to create a triple boot with Easy BCD which created it but it did not work. I got an error message "could not find the hardware specified". This was probably due to the fact that the drive I had already got Vista on was dual booted with another drive that I had XP on and was not installed in the laptop any more.
After this I removed the XT Hybrid drive and put the old drive back in the first bay, but it would not boot.
Used the Vista install CD and was able to repair the start up. The laptop will start to the Login Screen but I am unable to login.
I was able to start in Safe Mode and login, no problems, created a password reset disc/USB stick. Able to reset password but still no luck, "Incorrect function" on login.
Tried creating a new administrator, able to do so in "Safe mode" still the same problem on login.

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Hello, try to save the stuff with this method : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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I left for lunch today. When I returned one folder on my Western Digital external hard drive is now giving me the error: Incorrect Function and will not open. I have opened the files today (right before lunch). It just so happens the one folder are my gradebook files!! I'm in a panic as I have to admit I've been bad and haven't backed up since before Christmas!!

I've opened almost every folder on the hard drive and the files attached and so far everything else has behaved perfectly. The only one giving me this error is the one that will cause me so many problems it isn't funny.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a chance out there for me recovering these files?

A:Please help - Incorrect Function

You may be able to recover your files using Zar: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm

Please try it and back up all data first.

After fully backing up do this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:

? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
? To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
? To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:

The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click to expand...

Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
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Pardon me if I put this thread in the wrong place. Being new, I'm just alittle lost!! Anyhow, I had this 'incorrect function' when trying to get my Sony DRU-830A to read a DVD. It would read a CD just fine, but it kept throwing up that 'incorrect function' error when I tried to play a DVD. I tried eveything I knew too do and followed the instructions in a similar post on this forum, but with no luck. However, I did find something that did work. After about 2 hours of trying every trick in the book, I cleared the CMOS. I took the battery from the motherboard and left it out for about 5 minutes, and when I re-installed it and re-booted, the DVD player worked perfectly!! Granted, this may not work for everyone, but if you're to the point where this problem is getting on your last nerve...it may just help. Sure, I had to reset some of my settings in the BIOS, but it was well worth it!! Hope this will help someone!!

A:DVD Incorrect Function


interesting little trick, and im glad it got it working, is a bit wierd though why it happened in the first place.


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I am trying to load MS Windows XP Professional on my wife's computer. I have formatted the hard drive and inserted the disk, but I keep getting an incorrect function error message. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?

A:Incorrect Function

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Hi this is the first post to me
I have a problem when I want to open the blank cd I get this message ( incorrect function )
but I can burn cd by any program.
so what is the solution ?
I'm using (xp sp2)

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Recently, I have been recieving an incorrect function error when I try to copy pictures or files to my CD burner. I can burn with the software that came with the burner (which was pre-installed with the computer), but not with the Windows CD writing wizard. I checked the Microsoft Knowledge base, and found a reference to my error, but I dont have that burning software, so I cant resolve the problem that way. I havent changed anything since it worked last (about 2 weeks ago). I have a Pavillion 504n, and Win XP and the burner came preinstalled. Anyone had a problem like this before?? The software that is installed is RecordNow.

A:Incorrect function??

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hi there

i am running windows 7 vdi, using a Wyse thin client. in the last few days, when mapping the users to the home file share for their documents, it is going into the incorrect share name


\\htf-rbgpro01\vdi-pro\home\fxxxxxxx it bypasses this share name and saves it as 'my documents'

nothing on my side has been changed on the server, and to sort this out manually is going to be a rather painful exercise to move to their Fxxxxxx share name. this is only happening with the new profiles being created. we have checked and not sure if the DFS is causing this issue

can any help me with some suggestions

thanks \\mani

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HI there

do i run this fix on the actual users profile, or on the actual image on the server, as this is where the vdi profiles get loaded from

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Dell XPS 410 1GB-Ram 232-HD XP Home Edition. I have used Nero7 fore a long time and used DVD+RW for DVD burning. The last item I burned was an ISO image of SQL Server2008. I then installed the express personal stand alone edition. I Have not made any other changes, but now my E: drive will not read a blank DVD+RW's or DVD-RW's. Every time I try to burn a DVD, I get a put a DVD in the drive window. If I try to open the Drive I get the response of (E:\ is not accessible Incorrect function. It will still read and play previously burned DVDs. My other drive will reply to put a disk in the drive. I'm really confused. Is this a setting, command, or could my drive be going bad. My system is 4yrs old. Drive TSST corp DVD+-RW TS-H553A .Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:E:\ is not accessible Incorrect function

Try removing Nero, and using something else. I used to have this issue with older software on updated windows. I once lost all my CD-ROM's when using an outdated Roxio, and that was fixed with updating. I would recommend doing the same.

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What does that Mean? My CD-RW won't write or burn to the disc I can't access the drive. It shows up in My Computer but it won't work. It worked for a while then went back to E:/not accessable incorrect funtion what does that mean?

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Hi Gorgeousgal, I could really use some more information from you as this could be caused by many different issues. Some of which include, a malfunctioning CD-RW device, a software problem, ect. ect. However try this first and let me know if this resolves the issue. If it doesn't we can proceed from there to fix the problem.

Go into my computer - right click on the E: drive - select properties - then select the tab that says recording - then make sure that enable recording on this drive is checked, (Don't change anything else) - then click apply and then ok.

See if that allows you to burn again and let me know.


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Why am I getting this message when I try to open the E:/ drive

I want to burn my pictures to cd, but I can't because of this error message? Can anyone help me?

A:E:/ is not accessible incorrect function...??? HELP??

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I bought a new LG external super multi DVD rewriter. but when i try to burn any DVD it gives a an error msg drive is not accessible - Incorrect Function. There is no problem with the reading data.

A:D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function

How are you trying to burn to DVD's? What software?

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My CD-RW was working fine until it just suddenly stopped working properly. When I insert a blank CD-R into the drive i cannot open the drive and instead I get a message "D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function." Any disc with files on it work properly but not blank ones. I really need to burn something so any help will be appreciated.

P.S: I do not own Roxio Easy Cd-Burner I think.

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I am having trouble with one particuler CD ROM, I get the above message if I try and access it via My Computer, if I let it auto run it crashes the PC.

The CD in question is Office 97.

I managed to install Word from it before this happened, but Word says something about missing registry items when I tried to open the blank Outlook Express document (others open fine).

Im running W2000 Pro with SP2.

Any ideas?

A:CD ROM 'Incorrect Function' message?

Here a link to a Microsoft article for XP which may help for 2000 as well: http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315350

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I use Windows Explorer(Using Windows XP) to save files to a cd-r. When I want to save files to a cd-r, all I do is insert the cd-r, copy the files to D drive, and click on "Write these files to the cd", then I'm allowed to add more files or use the files on the cd. Now when I insert a cd-r in and go to my D drive it says "D:\ is not accessible incorrect function", well for a blank cd it says that. With a cd-r with files already on it, I cannot add files to the cd because it says the cd is read only even though it's not. Before this happened I used Roxio for the first time to see how it burned files to a cd. But the program doesn't seem to let cds be readable to other computers that don't use Roxio. I just want to use Windows Explorer again and get rid of that error message. Maybe Roxio is causing this problem...I'm not sure.

A:D:\ is not accessible incorrect function

Roxio can be the problem:


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My cd-burner is currently showing the message D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function whenever i put in a cd-rw and attempt to open the drive.

After I reinstalled the OS (XP), it worked fine. However, I was so stupid that i uninstalled the Roxio software that came along with the OS. That's when it showed the message.

When I bought the computer, it came along with a Roxio EasyCd Creator 5. This was optional since you could already burn CD's. I have tried installing/uninstalling that several times but it was no use. I have also installed/ reinstalled the hardware too but it was no use either.

The drive can read burned CD-R's and can install programs.

Is there any way to solve this?

Thanks a lot!

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Can anyone help me? I am unable to write files to my DVD/CD writeable internal disc. I have enable the device but I still receive the same message. Does my Slysoft/Any DVD software cause the problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, tdennis, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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With regards to your problem, what program are you using to write the files?

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For years I have been able to burn CDs on my Lite on SOHR 5239S CD-RW. Suddenly, the drive will not open. When an audio CD is inserted, it picks up the music. When a blank CD-R is inserted, iTunes will recognize it. However, opening the CD-RW drive with a blank CD-R prompts the message:

D:\ is not accessible.
Incorrect function.
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I have tried changing the registry values per Microsoft's instructions to no avail. I am running XP SP3 and also have a DVD drive installed. What else do you need to know?

A:CD-RW not accessible. Incorrect function.

try to add the following registry entry


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I am trying to copy files/folders to a disc, but each time I do so I get the error message "D:not acessible, incorrect function. Using Windows XP.Went via device manager and all is working properly. can anyone help?

A:D:Not accessible incorrect function

You cannot copy data to a CD-R or DVD-R disc like you can with a USB thumb drive or a floppy disk.

You need to use a disc burning program to burn the data to the disc.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 6.83.4312 is a free and very user-friendly one that I personally use.


Is the D: drive in your computer capable of burning discs?

Is it a standard CDROM or DVDROM drive or is it a CDRW or DVDRW drive?


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Today iTunes was refusing to burn my playlists and gave me the error message:
"Disk burner or software not found..."
I "repaired" the iTunesi nstallation using add/remove programs.
-Didn't resolve the problem.
I went on to iTunes preferences - burning tab and all settings were normal. My drive was specified, burn speed etc.
-I went to Device Manager and uninstalled the drive, and then use add/new hardware to install it again.
-Restarted the PC
-Not only has this not fixed the iTunes problem, when I put a blank disk into the drive and open it from My Computer: I get the following error message
"E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function"
When I right-click and select properties there is no recording tab - when you click the hardware tab it disappears.
When a blank disk is inserted the drive is labelled CD Drive, when I take it out it is labelled CD-RW drive.
Still plays audio and data CD's perfectly.
I found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315350 but this doesn't really apply to me as I don't use Roxio Easy CD Creator.

It was working perfectly yesterday - any advice?

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Hey guys, I recently installed Nero 6 Ultra Edition. Afterwards, while trying to burn a small amount of files via the built in Windows buring utility, I tried to access my CD rom drive, and I get this error: G:\ Is Not Accessible - Incorrect Function.... I am seriously worried. Is there anyway to fix this? Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Here is a screenshot:

Thx Alot

-Ian Lambert

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uninstall then reinstall nero

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I recently acquired a WD 1 TB hard drive P/N WD1000H1U-00 from a friend because he can no longer get it to work, and bought a new one, he says if i can fix it i can have it...

the drive shows a USB icon in the lower right hand corner with only the option to eject(last attached pic)...drive does not show up under my computer, other drives do...(internal drive and another USB mass storage device.)

However, the drive does show up under the device management (first attached pic)

Under the disk management screen it pops up telling me i need to initialize the drive (second attached pic)

I then click ok on the correct option (for under 2TB drive) and i get this error/failure (third attached pic)

after that closes i can right click the drive in the same screen and the initialize is now grayed out and i cant click on it (fourth attached pic)

So here's what i have done...

Tried reformatting it in command prompt...(fifth attached pic)...cant create partition primary...im assuming because the drive is not initialized

what is my next step? data being lost is no biggie, BUT if it can be saved easily, my friend says there are a few pics he would like to get off of it, but if not, he is not worried about it.

A:WD 1TB Ext HDD will not initialize - Incorrect Function

Try to reinitialise the WD external HDD to the factory condition.

Download the Windows executable (requires no installation) version HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool , run it with your ext. hard drive plugged in, select it and do the low level format. This may take a few hours. ( I see that you have not tried diskpart - clean all. This software does the samething - writing zeroes to each and every sector and reinitialising the hard disk drive. One advantage here when compared to diskpart-clean all is that you get a visual representation of the progress and you will not get impatient.)

If it enconters errors, that will appear in the dialog box. In that case you have to fall back upon the drive manufacturer's test/diagnose/repair utility and check the drive.

If it successfully completes the LLF, you have to carry out a regular format.

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My trusty Dell is at it again...

My Cd-r, rw, DVD+r, etc. drive refuses to read ANYTHING. blank cd's, blank dvd's, music cd's, movies, you name it.

I'm running XP pro, and tried the handy-dandy windows trouble-shooter thing, which eventually left me with the comforting message, "windows is unable to solve your problem." So now I am here.

I don't think I have an SCSI devices (I think that's what they're called); or if I do, I don't know how to find them. Also, I already uninstalled and reinstalled the CD-DVD-read/write drive itself.

other webpages I went to said something about this possibly being caused by roxio ez cd creator, or some such nonsense--I do not have this program, thus I am not helped.

Any info you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated. While waiting on responses, I will faithfully continue my attempt at fixing the problem myself.

Again, ANY help will be greatly appreciated. I am a college, and thus, right now is not the best time to be having computer problems.


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I'm having the same problem, trying to send pictures or data to cd drive, says D:/ not accesible- incorrect function. Can burn discs from Windows media player and can copy discs using Roxio. It does play Dvd's after I installed some missing codecs. Have not tried to burn any Dvd's This happens on a recently installed Liteon 16x DVD/CD Writer & Re writer model SHW-160P6S10C.Has been this way since install, maybe I'm missing some software or need some more codecs, I used K-Lite. Cpu is Compaq 850 mhz, 512 Ram Windows XP Pro SP2. Any ideas?


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This is the error message I get when I try to use E:\ DVD+RW drive. I can't use Windows Explorer to enable CD Recording because I get the same error message. Properties indicates that E:\ is full with no space to record. DS tells me that some programs used can mess it up this way, and he's trying to remember how he fixed it before.

I'm using WINXP on a Compaq desktop AMD(?)


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for some reason my dvd drive has stopped working. when i ry and play cd or dvd i get a message saying "D:/ is not accesible incorrect function" i've also having trouble burning data files. has my dvd drive packed up?

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Hello everybody! I have that message showing, and I don't know how to fix it. The cause is undoubtedly my installing and removing multiple writing/burning programs. The attempts at fixing have been: Uninstall and reinstall, update and rollback driver/updated from manufacturer site as well, system restore, multiple bug scans, driver updates for Nero, remove upper & lower filters from registry, a couple of things with goat's blood and candles...you get the picture. It all started when I couldn't get my standalone DVD player to recognize the disc I burned with Nero, then I tried using other programs. I think I need newer media and newer dvd players. I can burn discs but it bothers me that I get this message and the recording tab is missing from properties-oh yeah, services > IMAPI > start. Well, I can still burn & stuff so I'm not upset just curious as to the etiology of this & solution. Thanks all & hope you all have more willpower to get away from this thing more often than I. :grinthumb

A:D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.

Hi Tony777 and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

Have you ever considered that the drive may be faulty. ??

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I have Win XP Pro w/ Service Pack 2 installed (Service Pack 2 is from Microsoft Update-my original XP Pro came with SP1 which I have the cd) and a cd-rom drive, cd r/rw drive and floppy drive. For the past 3 weeks whenever I try to access any of those 3 drives, I get the "E:\is not accessible. Incorrect function" message. It can be E(CD-RW), D(CD-ROM) or A(floppy) drive. The only way I can access any of these drives is to put the CD Rom or Floppy in the drive and then re-boot my computer. This message comes up whether it is a cd that I burned, an audio cd from the store or the actual software cd.

I followed a "Tech Support Guy" member's instructions to restore possible over-written files by doing "sfc/scannow" command with my original XP Pro cd-rom (with Service Pack 1) and about 10 different times during the scan, the message reads, "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL cache. Insert your Windows XP CD-rom now". Nothing happens except I keep getting the same message. I put the XP CD-Rom in the drive, reboot and then do the scan. After the scan, I can read the XP CD-Rom, but I'm not sure what I need to do next.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:E:\is not accessible. Incorrect function.

See if you can obtain the brand and model number of the motherboard and install the drivers for that board.

Sounds like the IDE controllers may have become corrupted OR the partition table of the harddrive may have become corrupted as well.

Try to obtain the motherboard drivers first. You can download them to your desktop in a new folder and run the drivers from there.

Good luck.

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my laptop(win xp service pack 2002) is not reading anymore cd and dvd's.when i insert a cd or dvd in to the cd/dvd-ram my laptop is making the sound like it's reading the cd.... but at the end it doesn't.and when i'm looking in my computer...it's writing on cd/dvd-ram icon CD DRIVE(E) but when i try to acces the cd/dvd-ram i get the message E:\ is not accessible incorrect function .i.ve tried to reistall the windows xp..
but i'm having the same problem.please give me a solution.thank's any way!

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I have seen similar threads, but my OS is Windows 2000. I did highlight the D drive, right click, click on Properties, clicked on the Hardware tab, highilghted the manufacturer, clicked properties, clicked properties again and then checked the box for Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device.

When I went back to Windows Explorer and clicked on the D-drive, I got the same error.


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Try disabling DMA (Direct memory access) for the drive.

I had the 'Incorrect function' problem with a new DVD burner when trying to access burned dvds. I'm using windows 2000 and I tried ejecting and reloading the disc and it didn't work. At one point it was able to show me a directory on the dvd+r disc but then when i tried to open it it said something like 'the folder is missing or has been moved'. Then I remembered i had enabled DMA (Direct memory access) because the dvd burning app (Nero 7) suggested it. So I ran the 'Nero DMA Manager' and disabled DMA for both of my cd/dvd drives (one cd burner and one dvd/cd burner). This fixed the problem completely. But I might try enabling it just for the dvd burner on a hunch that that might work too.

Hope this helps someone...


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My PC can read a DVD and CD but unable to write to DVD. When I try to access my DVD drive, the system returns an error message: K:\ Is not accessible. Incorrect Function. On top of that, it seems that the system is detecting my drive as a CDROM drive instead of a DVD RW when I insert an empty DVD media. But the system is able to read a DVD.

I have enabled the IMPAI service but the error still occurs.

The CD Buring software I am using is NERO.

My computer uses an AOPEN DUW1616/ARR DVD Drive.

The following is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:55:30 AM, on 12/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
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Hi all, :wave:

My findings:

1. I received a cd from a friend with pictures on it. If I insert the CD into my labtop and go to Control Panel > D-drive (DVD-Ram reader) I get an error: DLA cann't use this disk since it's not formatted and in after another try: D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function and that's the error I keep getting.

2. When I tried to set up a virtul computer with VMWare a few months ago a CD with XP on it was not accepted!!

3. No problems putting in a music cd in or a dvd; system works fine!

4. Cannot read burned CD's: music or whatever!

Tried the following:

1. went into device manager,right clicked on the CD/DVD drive and clicked uninstall. Restarted the computer, then windows should say "new hardware found" and let Windows install the CD/DVD drive automatically.
Didn't work out the way I wanted: same error.

2.My Computer, right clicking on the drive and selecting "Properties", then click on the Record/Recording tab. There should be a check mark there about CD recording - remove it and click OK, then test to see if it works.
Still the same error.

3. With the help of the Eventviewer I checked ATAPI-errors: there were none.

4. Checked if the recording tab of the CD/DVD drive was activated: it was.

5. Deleted Upper and Lower filters in the registry.

6. Removed all trace sfrom Nero.

Would appreciate any advice/help.

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A:D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function

How old is your computer?
I had a problem a while back, about 3 weeks after getting a new computer, my DVDRW drive refused to read dvds but would read CDs, which really took the biscuit, so I phoned computer company and they said that it was a dodgy one and sent me a new one, and it worked fine. Do you have any other issues with the drive? maybe you need a new one? have you uninstalled/reinstalled any appropriate drivers?

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