Solved: CD Burner Problems

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Danboy

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Good Evening All,

I have been having CD burner problems so I thought I would post what is going on and maybe someone can help me. I have been trying to burn my files to the CD for backup and I kept getting the message....

There was an error trying to burn to this disk. So I went to Walgreens and bought some new ones and tried again. Ths screen got hung up right before it got to the end of the burn and stayed there for a half hour. So I hit cancel and it said canceling burn and it stayed like that for another half hour. Finally got fed up and shut it off. Before the new CD I tried to burn to a old one and you could hear a ticking sound coming from the front of my computer. Tonight I tried a audio CD and it plays it just fine. Questions....

Is the CD Burner shot ?

If so, how do I make sure that the new one I buy and install will work in my computer ?

Sorry to be so long winded but I try and explain the best I can. Thank You for your time. :)


Danboy
 
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Cd burners are pretty generic, any one you buy should work fine. Burners do go bad in the way you describe, but you might try a few things before you give up on it:
-try a different cd burner software
-try removing the drive from device manager and let windows redetect it

If it still fails, just buy a new one and make sure the jumper settings on the new drive match the old one. Other than that it is a simple plug in replacement
 

Danboy

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I will give your ideas a try and see what happens. It will take me a few days but I will let you know what happens.

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Well I removed the CD Rom from the device manager and Windows did redetect it and now it seems to be working. One more question, when I am burning files to a CD and there is to much data for the CD to hold, does the computer let me know? Thanks for your help. I will wait a day and then mark this thread solved.

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the burner programs i've used all gave some indication either digitally or
graphically (a colored bar) or both for the cd media capacity and the
amount of files you've selected to write to it.

if you've selected more then it can hold when you tell it
to start the burn, it tells you it won't fit and you get
to remove files from the listing until it does fit.
 
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