Can't burn to CD

  Trenchfoot 14:22 22 Sep 2006

I have a problem in that I cnnot 'burn' anything to CD-R or CD-RW. Everything is OK until the wizard starts when it tells me that there is no CD in the drive when there is. I've been told that Microsoft have introduced something in their updates which has put a block on this procedure apparently in an attempt to stop piracy etc., of their products. Any thoughts on this problem please.

  johnnyrocker 15:55 22 Sep 2006

is this a new problem and what os have you?


  Stuartli 16:06 22 Sep 2006

So you are trying to copy a Microsoft CD-ROM?

If not, it could be that the laser has gone kaput - rewriters are not as robust or enjoy the same longevity as basic ROM drives.

You can buy a new CD rewriter for about £12 and, even better, a DVD version for very little more these days.

  Trenchfoot 19:03 22 Sep 2006

Hi Johnnyrocker
Yes it is a new problem and I've WndowsXP running.
Hi Stuarti
Thank you for that but as the comp is only 10 months old and I can play CDs as normal.I presume the laser does all things.So maybe thereis another place to look.
Regards Trenchfoot

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:11 22 Sep 2006

CD writing problems
click here

CD will not write
My computer - right click drive - select properties - recording tab - tick box "Enable CD recording on this drive"

  Strawballs 19:21 22 Sep 2006

click here try using this it's free and easy to use and despite its name it will burn DVD's as well.

  Trenchfoot 21:33 22 Sep 2006

Thanks Fruitbat.I've done that but no good i'm afraid
Hi Strawballs
I'll try yours in the morning.
Thanks to you both.

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