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CD drive burner not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BuilderJim, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. BuilderJim

    BuilderJim Thread Starter

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    Apparently my burner stopped burning right after I started making personal DVD-RW's. Sometimes, the burner doesn't even recognize any CD's I put in it, no matter what CD quality it is. This has happened before, but I lose all of my files after having to reinstall windows (plus, this is the THIRD time:mad:). My computer operating system was originally an XP but now I have many operating systems running but I don't know if it has anything to do with it.
    It can still run but I can't burn CD's and most are not being recognized. Any solutions?:confused:
     
  2. pip22

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    Can't you start off with a empty hard drive to get rid of all the multiple installations and other junk, then re-install Windows from scratch on to a 'clean' drive? It's the only way to give Windows the best chance of working properly and minimise problems.

    As for losing all your files everytime you have to re-install Windows, have you never heard of backing up?
    Buy an external hard drive and copy all your files to it while Windows is working -- and don't forget to keep your backups up-to-date.
     
  3. BuilderJim

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    Like I said, I did a factory reset on my computer which erases all memory off of the hard drive (even computer backups) in order for the burner/cd drive to work normally again. But either after a couple weeks or months, it does it again and I really don't want to have to keep on reloading everything back onto the comp.

    And yes I back up my personal files onto external hard drives. But the annoying this is to reinstall all of my programs on it again.
     
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