I have calibration power issues with my BluRay RW unit and Nero. In past I have fixed this issue deactivating Windows IMAPI service that is a built in feature that allows you to use udf file system with optical discs but seems causing problems with certain hardware\software configurations. I have Windows 10 creation update but I cannot find this service listed anywhere so I cannot figure how to disable it. This feature is enabled for sure since all imapi.dll are in my System32 folder and all built-in udf burning features are active and working when I insert a blank disc.


Disable it with the Group Policy Editor:

  1. Press the Windows button
  2. Type: Edit Group Policy and press Enter
  3. Navigate to:
    Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, File Explorer
  4. Double-click on Remove CD Burning Features
  5. Select Disabled and click OK
  6. Reboot

Alternatively, you can modify the setting directly from the registry:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value: NoCDBurning (DWORD):
  0 (or deleted): Users are able to use Windows Explorer CD burning
  1: All features in Windows Explorer that allow you to use your CD writer are removed.

Source: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5942-burning-cd-dvd-enable-disable.html

Note: The source is for Windows 7 and 8.1, but I confirmed the functionality still works in Windows 10.

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    Seems that is missing the template relative to CD Burning Features in my Windows 10 Creation update. – AndreaF Jun 5 '17 at 19:17

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