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Burning cd with windows media player

Its telling me that i have to connect a recorder and restart the media player but my cd r drive is working properly though supposedly.....what recorder am i supposed to be hooking up?or where do i need to go to find out something with this?

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Re: Burning cd with windows media player

Hi, can you check in Windows Media Player what devices you have installed. Tools/Option/Devices. Highlight your CD R and click on Properties.Click on Recording Tab. Make sure there is a check in Enable CD Recording on this drive. Hope this works for you. Pls post again how things turns up. Cheers.

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