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Cd Drive- Can Read Data Files And Play Audio But Can't Burn!


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#1 electrophile

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:47 AM

Hi anyone who can help- my cd drive does everything it's supposed to except burn cd's- both data and audio....somebody told me when the computer crashes it makes a change to the driver settings but I can't find how to change it in device manager....can you help?

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:39 AM

First of all, if it's a CD-ROM, that means read only memory, you can't burn with a ROM machine. If this is a typo and you have a CD-RW, then we could use some more information, like has this been happening more than this one time, what kind of material are you trying to copy, what software are you using, and what did the error message say exactly.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:05 AM

Do you have cd authoring software or just relying on Windows XP? Normally just crashing shouldn't change driver settings.

But go to start/control panel/performance and maintenance. Click on system, then hardware tab and finally device manager. Scroll down to cd/dvd drives and see if your drive has any yellow or red icons next to it.

You can try right clicking on the drive and uninstall it. Reboot and let Windows discover the "new" hardware. It will reinstall the drivers and that should take care of your problem.

If that doesn't solve the problem go to the manufacturer's website, the drive manufacturer's if you know it, the computer manufacturer's website if not, and see if there are updated drivers for your drive.

Also make sure that you have up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer and your system is clean.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:22 AM

It may be your CD-R media. Reduce your burn speed. When was the last time you cleaned you CR-RW?
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