cannot write to a cd

  athenrye 21:01 13 Oct 2004

i have a time computer on win XP my cd R-W can play discs but when i try to copy some music it wont do it, see message below

the green activity light flashes in cd player for a while but it dosnt seem to recognise the Rec disc.....

i have tried new expensive ones as well as the cheap ones which used to work, i dont copy a lot and have alos tried music match, real player as well as WMP now on series 9

any ideas, is there maybe a programme i can run to check or something else, device manager says its working okay and the record is enabled in props....
thanks will

dialogue box when i try to record from WMP...

0xC00D11AB: Cannot copy files to recordable disc
Windows Media Player cannot copy the selected files to the CD-R or CD-RW disc. To fix the problem, do one or more of the following:

Clean the disc and ensure that it is not damaged.
Select a slower recording (write) speed.
Try a different brand of CD-R or CD-RW disc.
Quit other programs.
To select a slower recording speed
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Devices tab.
In Devices, double-click the name of the CD-R or CD-RW drive, and then click the Recording tab.
In the write-speed list, select a slower speed.
Error ID = 0xC00D11AB, Condition ID = 0x00000000

  Diodorus Siculus 21:50 13 Oct 2004

Do you have nero, roxio or similar installed.

Deepburner is a free option which I find good - click here

  bretsky 21:54 13 Oct 2004

This may help you click here

bretsky ;0)

  athenrye 21:59 13 Oct 2004

ive not got "nero, roxio or similar installed" sirculus, do i need this kind of programme
i have WMP 9 and ive tried music match and real player
they all offer a burning programme or is xp conficting with them

i dont burn many cds and it worked three months ago when a i burnt a couple of them, now it wont do it....

  athenrye 22:09 13 Oct 2004

ive downloaded it but it still isnt working

my cd r-w is only flashing its green indidcator light and the deepburner says the device isnt ready

i dont think its recognising the r-w disks although i can play audio discs okay

any programme checkers for faults???

or is it buy a new one and try that.....


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