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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start control panel printers and other hardware system (on left side) hardware device manager DVD / CD rom drives
does it show up as a burner? DVD-RW or CD-RW if not it may have a wrong driver installed If windows does not recognize it as a burner it will never work untill you get past the driver issue.
If the correct driver is installed should be pretty simple there are many ways to burn right click on a file and select SEND TO and send it to your burner usually drive D add all your files then select BURN FILES
or if they are media files you can use Windows Media Player
if all else fails track down a copy of Nero burning rom software or Roxio easy media creator.
Finally having said all that are you using the correct media? if you try to burn files using a DVD on a non DVD burner it won't work.
also older burners were finicky and you had to watch your + and -'s
meaning if a DVD-R isn't working then try a DVD+R
if its an older burner you may consider upgrading it, a DVD burner can be bought on ebay or newegg for about $50 and its only a 2 cable install so its not to hard.
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)
This is very time intensive and can be VERY tricky but if the computer has been running for 3 plus years and is running slow it could probably use a fresh start and anything that has been corrupted over the years gets wiped away.
if roxio can't detect the burner then download nero 9 from link given below: http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nero9-free.php
this may help you . if still not working then check for device manager under my computer properties. check if the device working properly or not . if have strange problem after that then go to service center of your area and ask for fault.
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What version of Windows Media Player are you currently using? If it is not up-to-date, try updating Windows and Windows Media Player. Then attempt to create the CD.
If that doesn't work, try updating the driver for your CD-ROM drive. Navigate to HP's Support Site, type in your machine model and search fot the CD drivers there. Update the necessary drivers and attempt to create the CD once more.
Most times, you can plug the drive into a USB port and Windows will detect the device and assign a drive letter to it. If it does, the CD burning software should then be able to see it. Try googling the burner company name and model number if Windows continues seeing the drive as an unknown device.