WMP won't recognize blank discs

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melawren

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version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 701301 MB, Free - 589709 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, ZX4800
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I have the latest version of WMP and it will no longer record CDs that have been ripped onto new blank CDs. I have tried different brands of CDs, used blank DVDs and different brands, installed and reinstalled WMP, used Microsoft's fix it guy thing and checked this site for answers.

When you put in a blanc disc, the computer says "please insert a blank disc into Drive D" This happens when you already have a blank one in there. WMP says that as soon as a blank CD is inserted then the burn will start. Well the burn NEVER starts and it used to work fine. Is it possible to get an older version of WMP?

I would really appreciate any and all answers...
 

Oddba11

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Does the drive work properly for reading commercial or previously burned discs?

Assuming that it does, then there are two possible causes in my experience. 1) you are inserting the wrong media type (ie: you are copying a CD, thus Windows is expecting you to insert a blank CD, but you are actually inserting a DVD) or 2) the drive is faulty.

Test the drive (and media) using a different burning software.
 

melawren

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Thanks for your reply but it does recognize other discs, for example, I put my new digital camera phone CD in at Christmas and it downloaded without any problems. I have also used it to burn videos from my camera. It will just not do music CD's and yes, I have tried different brands of both (6 kinds altogether) CD's and DVD's. It just will NOT recognize CD's when I put them in to burn music! For example, I can piut a music CD in there and rip it but when I go to burn it, forget it! This leads me to believe that it is NOT the drive!
;)
Any other ideas out there?
 

melawren

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Then it sounds like you have an OS/WMP issue. As with most software issues, you will need to uninstall the trouble software, reboot, and reinstall.

http://techie-buzz.com/hacks-and-mods/how-to-uninstall-windows-media-player-12-on-windows-7.html

Thank you for including the link although, I don't know what it means to "take ownership of" files. Can you tell me what that means? Also, does this mean that all my music will be erased if I install a different version?
When I uninstalled and reinstalled WMP 12 on my computer, it saved the music and put it back on it. If I'm going to lose it, what is the easiest way to save it to put on new media player?

As always, thank you for your time!
 

Oddba11

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How to take ownership of a file: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx

You can install the same or a different version, your choice. Personally, I'd perform a fresh install of the OS. If there is a software/registry glitch with a Windows core service, there could be other issues as well.

As for your files, it will depend on the type of files. If they are simply mp3/wma files in a folder, you can simply save or move the folder (and you should have a backup copy of all the files anyway).
 
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