CD/DVD not writing

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jofg

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My HP running XP has recently stopped burning CDs/DVDs. I'm using the drive that came with the machine. I've been burning on this drive for years. Yesterday I received an error when trying to burn a DVD. I have since tried three different DVD software packages, multiple discs, and just tried writing to a CD using windows explorer - same result (error and no burn). The devices plays DVDs, and recognizes the blank media.

I have not installed new software or configured/changed anything...however this PC is also used by the kids so they may have done something (altough they claim they haven't).

Any suggestions?????

Thanks!
 
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You're CD/DVD drive is going bad from the sounds of it. I would purchase a new one being that they are relatively cheap, and if your drive has some age on it 3-4 years or more I would definately suspect the drive is failing which will give you errors. If you have another computer or another CD/DVD drive you could try out that would be great, but if not I would suggest buying a cheap one and replacing it.
 
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