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laptop says it's burning a cd but it doesn't actually burn anything?


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#1 Roxaboxen

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:47 PM

ok my boyfriend's car only plays music through radio and cds so I thought it would be great to burn him a music cd and it looks like my laptop can do that (it says "cd-rw" on the disc drive slot) so I put music on a burn list and burned it to the cd and when it was done the cd popped out but I wanted to see if the music was on there so I took the cd out and put it back in and my computer says the cd is blank. I don't understand, the driver software is up to date and I even downloaded a program to help with the burning process and even the program says the cd is blank ???



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:13 PM

G'day Roxaboxen, and Welcome to BC

 

How sure are you that you actually selected the songs to burn.....in other words there just may be a mistake in the process you followed....

 

or....the cd you used....has it been around for a while....and possibly been put in a cd player before..?.....or was absolutely brand new...?

 

Read this.....and see if any of the steps prompt you...

 

If you want to make a standard music CD that will play in nearly any CD player, choose the Audio CD option.

As you burn an audio CD, Windows Media Player makes temporary copies of the WMA and MP3 files in your burn list, converts the copies to another format (known as PCM), and then saves the converted copies to the disc. Here's how to burn an audio CD:

  1. Click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.
    If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button 0c578316-e144-469c-8ff0-8410564c5575_140 in the upper-right corner of the Player.
  2. In the Player Library, click the Burn tab, click the Burn options button d852b1f3-677d-4346-97e7-e146ee77bc0c_0.j, and then click Audio CD (this is the default choice).
  3. Insert a blank CD-R disc into your CD burner.

    If the AutoPlay dialog box appears, close it.

    If your computer has more than one CD drive, click the drive you want to use in the navigation pane.

  4. If necessary, click the Clear list button to remove all items from the previous burn list.

  5. Find the items in your Player Library that you want to burn to the audio CD.

    For example, you can search for a particular album, browse for individual songs, or locate a playlist.

  6. To create a burn list, drag items from the details pane (the pane in the middle of the Player Library) to the list pane (the pane on the right side of the Player Library).

  7. If you want to change the order of the songs in the burn list, drag a song up or down in the list.

  8. If you want to remove a song from the burn list, right-click the song, and then click Remove from list.

    Tip
    • Don't worry—removing an item from the burn list doesn't delete it from your Player Library or your computer.

  9. When you're satisfied with the list, click Start burn.

    Burning a disc might take several minutes to complete.

    If you have more songs in your burn list than will fit on one audio CD, you'll have the option to burn the remaining items to a second blank CD.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:55 PM

 Try using a blank CD-R instead of a CD-RW.  If Condobloke's suggestions or this one still don't work for you, get hold of the Nero Burn Express package, it's $30 US in a local store here.

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#4 Condobloke

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:58 PM

No need to spend money, Roxaboxen....there are more than enough free burners to do the job....including the native windows version.

 

Let me know how you are getting on....there are other things we can try, other approaches to take....


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#5 Roxaboxen

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

Everything is pretty much okay as the car recognizes that there are songs on the cd so no biggie anymore






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