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easy, that happened to me and what I did was just took a cotton swab, alcohol and wet it. Then I opened the cd device and smothly clean the eye of the reader, blow indirectly to it's surface and ready! easy solutions for big troubles, enjoy.
> this drive worked for about four months
> I cannot burn a disc ... even with other programs.
It must have "failed".
The "good" news is that it probably can be replaced, under WARRANTY.
Take it back to where you purchased it, and they will replace it, under WARRANTY.
> could not recognize the drive
The drive has several major components:
* the electronics that tell the computer that it exists, and is CD-ROM or CD-RW or DVD-writer,
* the laser that heats the surface of the media, to "burn" onto the media
In the first case, the electronics failed. In your current case, the laser has failed.
That is probably because the cd is already used or somebody canceled the process of burning the cd, also once you have started a burning process with the cd you can not use the cd over again so basically you need a blank cd make sure you check to see if the cd is blank before trying to burn the cd.
put a blank cd in your drive and make a playlist in window media player and open the copy to cd dialog and copy your contents.
You can also go for 'nero' for the same purpose which is more easy and better.
There are many different formats of music, so many it gives me a headache. I will try to help you as best I can. First I need to know what format you saved your music as in your "My Music" folder. ie: wma, mp3, wav etc... Now store bought cd's have a format all there own *.cda, If you use Microsoft media player to copy your original music cd's into your My Music folder you can tell it what format you want to have upon ripping your cd's. I believe that roxio offer's two types of disk burning as well
Data/Music make sure your using the correct platform.