WMP says ' connect burner and restart'

  muddypaws 18:57 07 May 2008

Win XP Home SP2 ( E drive. LG DVD/CD player burner).
Suddenly WMP version 11 when I drag a track to the burn list says-'Connect burner and restart'.
Was OK a month ago when I last used it.
Device manager shows all OK.( Device working properly'
Have checked drivers and cables.
Obviously done re-boots.
Before I remove and replace it with my earlier Cd drive is there anything beyond what I have done that I should check.
I haven't yet unplugged PC disconnected the drive/booted up/shut down/ reconnected etc.
The drive still plays media OK.

  rossgolf 18:58 07 May 2008

i had that....i just used nero instead

  muddypaws 19:04 07 May 2008

But can you access WMP from there or just get the tracks from 'my music'.

  rossgolf 19:16 07 May 2008

just get the tracks from my music
are you tryin to put a playlist onto cd?

  muddypaws 19:21 07 May 2008

Just want to put a few tracks on to an Mp3 CD.
Tried with Nero from my music,
but the only Nero I appear to have is Nero StartSmart which only accepts DVDs.
Is there a free Nero that burns CDs?

  rossgolf 19:33 07 May 2008

there are a few programs around that will do it...im sure i got one some where... when i find it ill tell you the program name

  muddypaws 19:34 07 May 2008


  rossgolf 19:42 07 May 2008

could of been this one....
click here
try it see how you get on and report back :D

  muddypaws 19:44 07 May 2008

Would you believe it---just d/loaded that one before your reply!.
Will advise.

  muddypaws 20:02 07 May 2008

I was obviously doing something wrong in my haste, but third attempt burnt OK. Will test further later on.
So it must be a WMP problem.
Thanks for your help.

  muddypaws 21:07 07 May 2008

Did you ever discover what the problem was with WMP? No doubt an un-install and re-install of WMP11 might cure it, but bit of a hassle.
Anyone else have any suggestions.

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