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Cd burning on windows media player

The cd goes through the burn procedure then registers blank when i attempt to play it on cd player or computer.

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  • 2lyons Nov 08, 2008

    i use the windows media player programme and until 1 month ago it worked fine. The strange thing is that it burns dvds still.I have tried other brands of cd to no avail.

  • 2lyons Jan 12, 2009

    CD burner goes through the process but doesnt finalise disc so disc remains blank when computer says its been completed. Does anyone know why this happens?

  • Johnny Massengill
    Johnny Massengill May 11, 2010

    what program are you using to burn the CD's with?

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A DVD/CD combo burner has two lasers in it (one used to burn CD's and the other to burn DVD's) and if the one that is used to burn CD's has stopped working it would stand to reason that it would be able to burn DVD's but not CD's. If the computer isn't under warranty, I would just go buy another DVD/CD combo burner. If the computer is still under warranty, take it to an authorized repair station for that model/brand of computer. The only other thing you might try is to clean the drive with a CD cleaner disk.

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You will need a burning software like Nero to burn cds

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