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Cd burner hardware

Cd burner software won't recognize hardware

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    Exactly what hardware and what software do you have?

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First try to determine if it is a hardware or software problem by RESTORING you computer to a time before the problem stated.   Next purchase a cd headcleaner kit . Reasonably priced at most discount stores, and clean the heads ,if it is a hardware problem.  Next open the computer and see if all electricial conections are secure. After that , replace the drive.

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