faulty cd re-writer?

  athenrye 10:16 12 Oct 2004

hi ive got a time computer win xp
the cd drive is a ATAPI CD-RW 52x24x52 and wont copy anything, it plays audio cds and the like but no copys

ive tried new uncopied discs, also a new mp3 player, im on music match but it still wont copy

the device manager says its working properly but it dosnt sound okay when you put a blank cd in, then the music match says no disc in drive

any way to check the drive with a programme or through xp to see if its working okay?


  Stuartli 10:56 12 Oct 2004

You do have a burning program such as Nero or EasyCD Creater installed?

  athenrye 10:59 12 Oct 2004

no nothing like that
i used WMP then real player before i used music match

  MAJ 11:01 12 Oct 2004

If you have XP installed, can you see a "Recording" tab if you go to "My Computer" and right-click on the drive's icon and choose "Properties"?

  Stuartli 11:07 12 Oct 2004

The brand name of your drive is not ATAPI - this is the correct name for EIDE. ATA, in turn, is the equivalent for IDE.

  athenrye 11:14 12 Oct 2004

ive checked the props and cd record is enabled

i thought that was the brand, sorry im not to bright

  MAJ 11:21 12 Oct 2004

Okay then athenrye, go to the folder which contains the file or files you want to write to CD-R, select the file(s) and click on the "Copy to CD" option on the left pane of the folder. Then go to "My Computer" again, right-click on your CD writer's icon and from the context menu that appears, choose the "Write these files to CD" option.

  athenrye 11:42 12 Oct 2004

a dialogue box then says
cannot complete cd wriring wizard
before you can begin you must copy files to this recordable drive
here a couple of ways to copy flies..........

any ideas, what am i doing wrong?

  athenrye 13:38 12 Oct 2004

hi i forgot to say ive got a dvd player as well
if that makes any difference

  athenrye 13:38 12 Oct 2004

is there maybe a programme i could use to check it out?

  athenrye 14:18 12 Oct 2004

is it worth uninstalling my device driver and is there an easy way to do this?

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