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This is a common problem caused by ide chain conflict, bad drive or bad cd.

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if that is already there
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-It may be your dvd drive is not working properly.
-It maybe the setting of your dvd drive is not configure properly.
-It maybe the blank disc is having the issue not the dvd drive.

follow this steps to check and troubleshot:
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right click on my computer select properties, go to device manager click the + sign under dvd drive, right click on you dvd drive-choose dvd region.

-Enabling CD recording
Click on My Computer-right click on dvd cdrom drive-go to properties-select recording, then check if the Enable CD recording has a check on its box, then check the box that says Automatically eject the CD after writing.

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  4. Click OK and close the My Computer window. Try burning a CD. If the drive fails to create the CD, go to the next step.
Step 4: Setting up disc recording in Windows XP If the computer does not have Windows XP, skip to Step 6. If you are using Windows XP, use the following steps to ensure that native burning is enabled:
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    1. Click Start , Run , and type regedit in the Open field.
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    3. Click OK , and browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives
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  • Select the CD recording speed (Fastest, 4X, 2X, and 1X).
  • Select whether to eject the media after recording.
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Perform the following steps to record to a CD-R:
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CD R = Recordable - write songs / data discs
CD RW = Re Writable. - use more than once to write songs / data

What does it say on the front of your drive?
If it says RW or R you need to use a program such as Nero to be able to write discs.
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