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Cd burner not being detected

My cd burner was working perfectly until about a week ago. Its not being detected by any source such as windows media player 10, windows media player 11. Its not connected by a USB cable but is actually on the harddrive. When I insert a blank cd nothing happens

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  • badass32 Dec 31, 2008

    dell desktop

  • tpmccarthy88 Dec 31, 2008

    I have a emachine T5212,when I load disc in dvd drive, I believe D drive, my PC is not reading that a disc has been loaded. Light blinks and disc begins to spin, then it stops and nothing happens.

  • h777kid Apr 16, 2009

    when i try to burn a cd it says insert cd but there is one already in the e drive

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Try changing out/replacing the EIDE or SATA drive cables.

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Another more extreme solution is to save all your files which you should be keeping in the "my documents" folder and do a system restore. (requires the factory restore disks)

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