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Re: My cd burner wont burn
Coleman, Sounds like a faulty drive if it opens and closes. Dontel, just because you have a CDrom drive does not mean that you can burn CD's. Is the drive rewriteable? Does it say RW or rewriteable on the door of the CD unit? Also you can click on Start/Mycomputer and see if the CD drive shows RW.
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This message means that the burning drives are not recognizing the
blank media. There are a few things to try and remedy this though the
unit may need repaired. First, try using all of the duplicator bays
by burning to another drive bay. If all other drives burn fine then the
one drive may need to be replaced. 2nd, try a different blank CD or using a different brand. The most common fault for this message is a bad blank disk. 3rd, It is OK per Microboards to open the unit and check for a loose drive cable. A loose cable can cause this error too. Finally, try cleaning the drive bays by using compressed air to blow any dust out of the system.
If the error still continues then call Microboards tech support at 952 556 1639 to set up a repair.
What are the file formats you are trying to burn? Are they copyrighted ? You can download Windows Media Player and many more freeware programs at FILEHIPPO : http://www.filehippo.com/. Look under "Audio and Video". That said is your laptop equiped with a DVD/CD burner? I was lookin at the specs: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10826_div/10826_div.html It doesn't say you have a CD burner , ony a CD rom drive. That does not mean you don't have one. Open My Computer and right click on the CD ron , Properties, and Google the model of CD rom.
"Drag and Drop" was the method Microsoft wanted for the PC's. Macs already had it.- You just need a CD burner and a blank CD. The license issues I will not go into because the process is the same for any files you want to burn to CD.
How you want the CD to format- for use only on some Cd players and most computers? Or Most CD players? That is where the difference exists.
Starting with a CD in the drive, you can use (with a high failure rate) Microsoft Media player7 or higher, or a more structured program like "Burn Aware Free"- this latter program will work with CD burners as well as DVD burners. The first screen it opens to is the type of disk you want to make. A CD ROM will hold easily hold more than 200 to 300 songs if they are burned as data- the Audio CD has additional formatting and will usully hold only 20 songs or less. They also need to be CD audio format to play on the most numbers of CD players- some will not recognize MP3 files or other different audio files (usually the older drives that made it this far.)
With either program, you can drag the files from the folder over to the main information field of either program and "drop them" Then you can select "burn."
Also make sure to "close the disk", otherwise it will only be readable on drives of the same manufacturer as the one that created it.
If you just drag and drop to the CD via "my computer" you can then "right click" and "Burn to CD" in data form.
Did you put a disk in the drive first before trying to burn? if not you do that first then Media player will detect it saying unknown media select cd or DvD then select format for songs mp3 if thats what you want and then copy your songs on to the disk. If you need more help let me know.
Finalize should be automatic? What are you using for recording software? I recommend CDBurnerXP which can be downloaded here. The software will have the option to finalize the disk or leave open for adding more files. Default is to finalize the disk.
It is something to do with the buffering memory ..and it may be caused by multiple devices being running ..and not having enough ram memory ..or just a faulty program ..depending on what you use as burn program ..you may need to reinstall it ..or use another edition ..or another program ..If this is caused by windows burner ..it may be a faulty windows..Just reinstall windows in teh system ..and if after that will do the same it means the writer is damaged and you need another one ..It may be even a mechanical issue on it ..or so ..strange thing is that it does burn a few songs .. Another issue may be the choice of your format for teh song s..if your aim is to make an mp3 disk with 100 or so songs on it ..and you only burn 12 up t 20 of them and the disk goes to finalizing ..it means your burning is chosen to make audio CD ..and will make tracks on it ..and will not be able to burn them but in the time limit ..of 80 minutes.. use Nero in this case and choose to make a mp3 CD ..instead music one ..When you choose general music CD ..it will always make tracks on it ..so even if the originals are mp3-es it will convert them to regular tracks and will only be 15 tunes on the disk ..
What OS and burn software are you using? Can you see the music files when you look at the file explorer on the computer (My Computer or Computer in Windows and double click on the optical drive)? Check if the disc has any scratches.
If you see the music listed on the optical disc, check if the disc was finalized. (Again in Windows Computer, right click on the optical drive and it should be an option if the disc hasn't been finalized.)
If there are no files on the CD-R, make certain that the disc isn't being formatted before you try the burn. (Formatting should only be done on R/W discs.)
If the music files are on the optical disc and the disc was finalized, your CD player is not tracking across the disc properly. Try a lens cleaner. It may need repair and I've never successfully repaired a CD drive (the only ones I've had fail were in computers and were cheaper to replace). The mirror and the belt are the most likely places to have issues.
Your CD Drive may be just a CD/DVD reader Drive may not be able to burn onto CD/DVD,s my dads laptop cant, he gets same error when he trys, so he had to use a different cd/dvd burner on a desktop.
If you have a desktop or laptop and you are 100% sure it can burn to CD/DVD,s then i reccomend you get a program called "ULTRA ISO" it is shareware but allows burning up to 300mb per cd for free before it asks you to pay so as long as you keep cd files below a total of 300mb you,d never have to pay. if its actually ITUNES which is reporting the error then your CD/DVD drive may require its own software before itunes will reconise it as CD/DVD burner drive. windows media player can report this type of error also.