I once burned audio CDs without a problem. Now, the process appears to complete but the CD is blank.
Long story short, if possible:
HP laptop with Win8.1 new, upgraded to Win10. Then, HD failed, so replaced, restored (to Win8.1) using recovery thumb drive, then upgraded to Win10 again. Reinstalled software(s), restored backup, and all seemed hunky-dory.
Trying to burn an audio CD using three different sofwares (Media Player, Power2Go, CDBurnerXP) and all go through the process and give successful report, but CD is blank. Take CD out and reinsert gets Windows dialog box "how do you want to use this CD - Flash Drive or CD. It's like the CD wasn't touched at all. I have verified the setting for simulation burn is not ticked.
Even trying to create data disc (dragging files from Windows Explorer to CD drive) and it fails the same way. It appears to work, but the disc is blank.
Optical drive does play music CDs, and shows data CD contents. It reads, but won't write. I have tried CD-R and CD-RW discs, including blanks of the same ones I had when it worked fine.
Using Device Manager, I have tried to update drivers (current one installed is "latest" - cdrom-sys) and uninstalled the unit and rebooted to reinstall it. Still no joy.
Welcome any ideas. I have a couple log files attached, one from a "successful" burn that in fact did not burn, and three from failures. The successful one was using Maxell CD-R disc, the fails using Staples brand CD-RW. The successful burn disc is blank however, and appears to still be usable. Maybe something in the failure technobabble will make sense to you??