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#1 RacefanofJr

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:09 AM

Hi to all the good folks at Bleeping Computer !!!
I have a computer with no name on the outside. It has Windows XP Pro on the hard drive and the computer is clean and working, except one thing. When I go the the drive letter, such as "D" or "E" for the cd/dvd drives, and I click on thier properties, all the tabs are at the top except the "RECORDING" tab. Both the "D" and the "E" drives show up in device manager, and both work. They will play music and get programs from discs that are put in the drives. I have another computer that when the properties are checked, I have a "RECORDING" tab at the top.
I want to start making music cd's but the drives won't record anything. The device manager says that the drives are working properly, even though they are not. I have uninstalled them and reinstalled them in device manager and that didn't help.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated !!!
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 08:47 AM

Could they maybe be only CDrom's, and not burners?
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 10:47 AM

How do I tell ? There are no instruction manuals. I looked in properties and didn't learn much.
Thanks for your reply !!!
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

Generally...just look at the front of the drive...a burner will have something indicating that it is such, e.g. "rewriteable" "R-W" or something indicating that it is not just a reader.

A reader drive will probably only reflect 1 speed and have it noted as "maximum" or something similar.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:33 PM

Look in the Device Manager, when you click on the '+' symbol it should expand and tell you whether or not they are RW's. This computer I'm on now has
"PBDS CD-rom, and PBDS DVD +- RW for drives. So one will burn, the other is only for reading CD's...
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:04 AM

Thanks to all who helped educate me on these cd/dvd drives. The problem was that it was not a " rewriteable " drive. I have now replaced it with a rewritable drive and all is well. Many thanks to those who help so freely !!!! I hope to help you one day !!!
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:07 AM

Now, will someone please remind me how to close this thread. Or, do I just let it be ? I forgot.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:26 AM

Just let er go, and Thanks for letting us know that all is well! :thumbsup:
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