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Solved: Memorex CD-R won't burn

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by barjo4, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    I bought a stack of Memorex CD-R media and I quickly discovered that on our HP Pavilion a1410y, these will not burn an mp3, no matter what program I use. If I switch to a Staples brand CD-R, it burns normally. I tried the Memorex CD-R blanks in two other desk tops,another HP in W7, and the Dell in W XP and they burned normally.
    Thanks, John
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Try burning the Memorex CDs at a slower speed.
     
  3. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I went and tried that, lowering the speed to 24X then 16X and no luck. I tried burning this as a data disc and still no luck.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    16X might still be too fast. Try it at very low speed, like 8X or 4X.
     
  5. barjo4

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    I tried that and it worked! I am not understanding why two other PC's don't have this issue. If I replaced the cd/dvd burner would that allow me to burn at the higher speeds?
    Thanks, John
     
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    It's hard to tell but replacing the burner with one similar to the ones on your other PCs should be able to let you burn at higher speeds. There may be a compatibility issue between that burner and the Memorex CDs.
     
  7. barjo4

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    I bought an Asus IDE cd/dvd drive and installed it in the extra drive tray and it burned a memorex CD at 48X speed. I didn't really need to, but the price was right.
     
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