Hard Drive problems, can't burn cd's.

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alicia828

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Hi, I have a problem. My computer doesn't burn cd's anymore, and my floppy disk drive doesn't work either. I have no idea whats wrong. My system is a Windows 98. I really don't know anything about computers so I am going to tell you everything I see. On my hard drive it says Verbatim. I have a C drive, a D drive and an E drive. I can play cd's and copy them onto my computer but I can't burn them. When I put a cd in, it plays in the E drive. But when I put in a blank cd, my computer does nothing until I take it out. I can move my mouse, but nothing happens until I remove the cd. I don't know what to do. So lost. Please help. Thank you so much.
 
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I didn't know Verbatim made internal hard drives. At least now I think they just manufacturer portable/USB drives. If you go into My Computer how are your C,D and E drives described?
 

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Okay, im going to try my best. The C Drive just says (C:), the D drive says Drv_4vol (D:), and the E says (E:). Above it there is a picture of a little gray box with a green dot on it. But the (E:) Drive has a picture of a CD on it.
 
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What I was trying to figure out is what drives you have. I guess C and D are hard drives (or one hard drive with two partitions) and E the CDROM which burned CDs before. Does that sound right?
Perhaps the autoplay feature isn't enabled for blank CDs. How do you usually burn your CDs?
 

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Yes it does sound right. The E Drive is the CDROM drive. I can explain it a little better. My D Drive is the one that holds all of my music. I don't know if that helps. But the way I burned cd's before is I used a program in Windows Media Player. Something called Roxio CD burning. I don't know what the autoplay feature is. Sorry if this sounds confusing, I have no idea about computers at all.
 
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So when you put a blank CD in you can still move your mouse, but are you able to click on anything?
 

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No, I can't click on anything. And if I do, nothing will happen until I take out the blank CD.
 
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