Windows Says You Have Files Waiting to be Burned to Disc
Written by Alan Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:00
One of the most annoying messages in Windows occurs on login when a balloon pops up saying that “you have files waiting to be written to disc.” It’s been pervasive since the days of Windows XP, and it’s no different in Windows 7. Any number of things can trigger it, so rather that going into a lengthy discussion of possible culprits, let’s focus on an easy fix.
In this case it’s very easy. In fact I wish all Windows problems could be fixed so simply.
1. Open the DVD or CD drive, or click on the balloon to view the files that “waiting to be burned.”
2. Highlight all of the files, right-click and choose Delete.
That’s all there is to it. One annoying problem fixed in under one minute. If only thing could always go this smoothly. Maybe in Windows 8 these simple things will get better? But, given that it’s been an ongoing issue since XP, I am not holding my breath.