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Cd Burner No Longer Works


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#1 phantomDemon

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

My CD burner no longer works after PLENTY of OK burns.

I now get the following message from Windows Media Player:

"Windows Media Player cannot burn the files to the CD. Verify that the disc is clean and not damaged. If necessary, select a slower recording speed or try a different brand of blank discs."

I've tried all SPEEDS and ALL medium.

I have always used Maxell and they burned perfectly.

Then I switched to TDK because of the price for a 30 pack to backup some Sega Dreamcast games I already own and some music CDs that I own.

Upon downloading Disc Juggler to burn the Dreamcast games the problems seemed to start. I was able to burn a few TDKs of Dreamcast games but then it started to give the same error that Window Media Player displays now...

...now any CD burning program(audio or data) I use and no matter what brand blank media I use the burn will be unsucessful.

Has a faulty .dll been installed?
Can this be resolved without a fresh install of XP?

Please help!

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:52 AM

Can you still burn disks using Windows Explorer? If not, then the Windows installation has likely been corrupted. If this is the case, a repair install of XP should fix you up: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

If burning in Windows Explorer still works, then I'd imagine it was the fault of the burning program. Uninstall it, check to see if everything else works, then reinstall it if you really need it.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:25 AM

I forgot that you can burn with explorer so I tested it by burning a small 41KB JPEG and it did burn successfully. So is Windows XP being corrupted now ruled out? Also, WMP did just a successful burn of a music CD. Something is still wierd about all of this. Is someone perhaps messing with me by turning a service off or something? Is the CD burner itself getting old? It is older than 2003 I know that much. How much older thatn 2003 I do not know. No older than 2000 though.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:51 AM

Maybe you should try one of those CD-Drive cleaning kits.
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:58 AM

Since Explorer can burn, but WMP can't - I'd suspect corruption within WMP. Try uninstalling it through Control Panel to see if it'll revert back to a previous version and then try it.
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