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Double click on the my computer>right click on the burner drive > properties> click on recording > enable recording
if that is already there
than go to device manager and than remove the burner from the dvd/cd rom drive option and than remove the ide channels from ide ata/atapi remove both primary and secondary both and than restart the system and than chk if the burner is working

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