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Cd Plays But Won't Burn!!!!

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by newt43, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. newt43

    newt43 Thread Starter

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    My CD burner has worked flawlessly in the past. I think after a required XP reinstall the computer didn't recognize the C: drive. I don't know exactly how I fixed it, but I can now play CD's but can't burn them.

    Diagnostics says "The device is working properly".

    I saw your rememdy from a previous thread and want to try CDgone. But I can't seem to open it.

    Also I tried to go to earlier restore point and can't go back far enough (Nov. 15 2006).

    Help!!

    Thanks
     
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    Welcome,

    Are you using Windows CD burner?

    Go to My Computer right click on the CD -Rom drive and choose Properties
    Then the Recording tab
    Makesure Enable recording has a check mark in it.


    I don't think CdGone will help you as your drive is seen in My Computer.

    Download CDgone to your desktop.

    Right click and choose Extract All,
    open folder and double click on cdgone.reg file

    Do Not Click on EditReg.reg file

    Restart your PC
     
  3. newt43

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    Yes, I'm using WM10 and it doesn't recognize a burning device push F5 to refresh deivces........nothing.

    I looked in MY COMPUTER and there is not a "Recording" tab under the CD Drive.
     
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    Is the drive just a CD-Rom or is it a Combo drive with DVD.


    This is a laptop yes?
     
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    Yes, this is a combo drive-NEC DVD+RW ND-6500A that came with the laptop.

    Label on drawer say it's CD+RW DVD R/RW.

    Also, have tried to download any available updates and I'm up to date.
     
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    I've never tried to burn a DVD. Wouldn't the software be loaded automatically? It came with Media Center 2005.
     
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    I wouldn't think so but the Nero trial will be able to do it and it is fully functional.
     
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    I'm sort of a newb and have gotten used to WM10 format to select playlist and just hit burn.
    Is there a way to remedy that issue or are you saying that the program is somehow at fault?
     
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    The trial would tell use if it is the program or your CD Drive at fault ..I would think.


    If it was working not long ago you could try System restore to a date when it was working although unlike to resolve the pob. but might.

    Let me know if you want to try this and if you don't know how I will post how to.
     
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    Don't mind trying it but I tried the SYSTEM RESTORE and I can't go back far enough (Nov 15 2006) to when my original problem started.

    And just in case--I have Avast antivirus - Webroot - Spybot S&D - Windows Live One Care.

    Could it have something to do with the registry and the number assigned to the drive?

    Seems like my original problem started when I went to reconnect my external hard drive in to a different port on my laptop. All of my files in WM 10 weren't recognizing the original path that they were ripped from.

    Thought I read somewhere to go into administrative tools and change a number value for the D drive.

    Maybe this helps?
     
  12. bonk

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    Has the drive letter changed from the usual D
     
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    It was labeled as D when my burner was not being recognized. But after some doing my hard drive is now C and my burner is D.
     
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    Try this click Start>>Run type cmd click Ok.

    In the Command Prompt type chkdsk /r click Enter

    You will be asked if you want a check disk to run on next startup click Y and then press Enter

    Restart your PC

    It will go through 5 sections please let it do all 5
     
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    I will try that when I log off later. I do remember doing that in Nov. with Microsoft on the phone. It did seem to cure the issues at the time (very slow computer).

    I forgot the code to type in on the Run Command.

    I'll let you know what happens-should I address to you or is it automatically directed?

    Thanks
     
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