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drives not recognised

Discussion in 'General Software' started by chirp, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. chirp New Member

    Feb 16, 2007
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    Hi all,
    I am trying to use windows media to burn audio cd's. I have done this hundreds of times before w/o a problem. Recently, I had to reload windows onto my system. Since then I have not been able to burn audio cd's using windows media.

    WM seems to be working fine in most repects. I can Rip cd's onto my hard drive and can set up playlists as I always have. I can set up a list of songs to burn in the WM task pane however, when I push the "burn" button at the bottom of the task pane my cd drive opens (expelling the blank cd) and a comment box opens up. The comment box asks me to load a blank cd and that WM will start the burn when it recognises that the blank cd is loaded. I close the disc tray with the cd still in it and it still won't recognise the disc.

    I have two burners and this happens with both and YES, I have changed the pane option to select the proper drive location for the burning. I am sure the cd's I am using are writeable as they are the same cds I was using before I had to reload windows xp and it all worked fine then. The only thing I can figure is that during the set up of W/M, after I loaded XP, I failed to set the proper buttons and whistles.

    The drives appear to be running properly as I can view DVDs and yes, burn from cd to cd using Roxio however, Roxio puts up the same comment box when trying to burn the W/M playlist thru the Roxio software.

    I have searched for a qualified site referencing the trouble shooting of W/M and I have seen that others have similar if not the exact troubles that I am having however, there are never any answers to solve the problem.
    Can anyone help?
    10 Year Member at TPU
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