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#1 codajohn

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:31 AM

I noticed the other day when booting up that an error message came up that said," can not write to C drive." When the black screen came on it was missing some info about the sound card and "header". The computer works except for the CD burner. I've tried to reinstall the Roxio software. Nothin'. I tried windows media and winamp burning. Nothin' Is there anything I need to do. It seems to go through the whole process. It formats the disk but nothing is on it. It reads that there is a disk in the drive, but nothing is burned. Please help.
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#2 Grinler

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:17 PM

Your seeing nothing on what disk...your c: drive or the cd? Can that drive play a cd?

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 03:15 PM

The disk I am talking about is the "burned cd." When I play the disk after burning, the player shows that I have, lets say 3 mins. of song or MB of data. However there is no song or date found. Weird! The disk is formatted with the amount of time and space needed but no info. The drive is able to read and play.
Does this sound like a hardware or software issue?
I also tried to install a new burner and it wouldn't even read the disk I put in it. It could hav been a master or slave problem. I still don't understand how it can read and play other disks but not burn.
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Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:41 PM

Try burning a backup disk instead of a music disk. Burn some files to the disk and see if they are visible after

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:06 AM

I had tried to burn both data and music. Nothing! Like I said, The burned CD would have the space and time burned onto it but no music or data. Very strange.
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 11:21 AM

Yeah doesnt sound right. Download and install the trial of nero and see if thats better. That will rule out software or not

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:46 PM

just out of curiosity, did you check the IDE drives listed in the BIOS? maybe it 'slipped' and is now a CD drive instead of cd RW. my Bios hates me and messes up all the time even when im not playing with it...

if thats not it i'd assume its a hardware problem and try updated drivers. windows may have stealth updated itself (i assume u have windows XP like most) and conflicted with it.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:11 PM

Gothmog,
How do I access the Bios to check the IDE Drives listed? What would I look for? And how would I go about fixing the problem if needed?

By the way I don't have XP. Win98se is what I'm running on my desktop. The problem burner!

Grinler,
I have the Nero version that came with my Dell 9100XP lap. Could I use this version rather then the free on-line version?

As always,
Thanks Team

Edited by codajohn, 23 March 2005 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:36 PM

Sorry Grinler,

I spoke to soon. I didn't have Nero, it was Sonic.
Anyway, IT WORKS I installed the free version of Nero and I burned a music CD. One song as a test. I will do data at another time. Based on this fix, what could have been the problem? Could I still install the Sonic version. It came with my xplap last summer. I don't wan't to have to pay for Nero trial when I have Sonic.

Thanks again,
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Edited by codajohn, 23 March 2005 - 07:26 PM.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 11:11 PM

I am not sure what sonic is unfortunately. Do you have the xp service imapi cd burning enabled? Not sure if that makes a difference or not

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 02:51 PM

Sonic is Record Now[U] I'm not quite sure what "xp service imapi cd burning enabled?" is. There were two disks that came with my lapxp. I didn't see any typing of "xp version" on the disks.
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:45 PM

I really do not know what to tell you as I am not familiar with that software. We do know that the burner is good though as nero works. Try uninstall sonic and using wmp to burn the disks




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