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How to I stop windows media from running. Every time I go to my dvd rom it only shows two files that I need to burn to disk. Why doesn't it show me whats on the dvd that I have in the dvd drive. M

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You have two problems right? you need to give us some detailed information of your first issue. For the second one you need open My Computer> Go to Tools Menu>Go to Folder Option> View>Go to Hidden Files and Folders and check "Show Hidden files, folders and drives" and if neccesary check three below too.
" Hide empty ........"
"Hide extensions........."
"Hide protected........."

and then open you drive and you will be able to what you wanted to see if it is there.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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ok " I would get a dvd/cd cleaner disk, has a tiny brush on it that cleans the lens in your drive.

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SOURCE: sir , i am installing window xp sp2 in my sony

You can go to www.driverguide.com there should be drivers on there for all the operating systems, or contact the manufacture website www.sony.com to see if there are drivers there aswell hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: Having a problem getting my Sony Vaio PCG-3E2L laptop to auto play my photo DVD slide show. Using Windows Vista Home Premium OS.Also, where can I find a PDF Sony User Manaul for my laptop?

A quick short cut is to open a browser if you use Internet Explorer and select tools menu, then select Internet options. When the box opens then select the advanced tab and scroll down until you see a check box under security and check allow active content from CD to run on my computer.

Also here is the link for your manual: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/index.pl

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SOURCE: Dvd rom stopped working fault code 19 shown on device manager

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SOURCE: CD/DVD drive stopped working within my Sony Vaio

New CD / DVD drive required.

Worth a thought is to borrow a friends CD cleaner disc as alot of these faults are dust on the photo electric eye.

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My computer has stopped recognising audio cds - I get the following message Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item...


If your computer has a DVD rom or writer then this problem usually occurs. DVD roms or writers are very unreliable when it comes to reading CD's after some time of use the DVD roms do not read CD's but will read DVDs and then if it is a writer it will stop writing all will write and stop before finalizing. This problem is caused by the lens assembly which misaligns after a long time of use or the lens assembly itself no longer focusing correctly. However if you have a CD rom or CD writer then you must start by cleaning it. The cleaning of CD roms can be easy or slightly complicated if the lens is covered with residue that is moisture related. That is the lens could have accumulated dirt mixed with moisture then dried up. This would need manual cleaning using a cotton bud with some of the liquid that comes with the Disc cleaners you clean the lens until it is squeaky clean. Do this being careful not to scratch. But first try cleaning with the disc cleaner. If it doesn't work then do the manual way. If all this does not work then change the lens assembly or buy a new DVD rom or writer.

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CD/DVD drives will always show 0 bytes if there is no media present.
You will need extra software in order to burn DVD such as Roxio, Nero. I beleive the LG burners show come with software, you will need to install it in, and run it to burn DVDs.
Nero does offer a free version that will burn DVDs http://www.nero.com/ena/downloads-nero9-free.php
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I bought some old radio shows on from amazon, and it such a large number of shows that they put them on a dvd . I would like to down- load them on cd so I can play them in my car or cd players....


It depends on the format that they were put on the DVD initially, to play these on a car stereo or CD player they may need converting to be recognised by a standard CD player.

In vista, you can use Windows Media Player to do this. I'd recommend copying them to your computer from the DVD by creating a folder called "radio shows" or similar in an area you can easily find again On the desktop is a good place.

Now open Windows Media Player and insert a blank CD into your CD/DVD drive (I'm assuming you have an optical drive that will burn cd's)

In the menu of Media player, you will see a tab called "burn", click on it and you get the option on the right of the pane to "create a burn list". Make sure the icon says audio cd

Now open the folder you just created called "radio shows", select the first shows you want to burn to cd and drag the file onto the area marked "drag items here to create a burn list"

As you add files the CD meter should start to fill up, when it is near full, you can click on "start burn" which is at the bottom of the pane. Your compilation should now burn to a cd, repeat for the next cd.

If you get stuck, under the burn tab, there is a help with burning guide

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Im a bit clueless but i have a downloaded movie on my pc and want to be able to put it on a disc, i have a compaq 6720s , does it have a burner inside it? what do i need to buy or install to be able to use...


I'm going to assume you are using a Windows operating system if you are using Windows media player. Windows media player does not come with the ability to burn or rip dvds. If your computer came with a dvd burner installed it should have also come with the burning software. You need to look for software labeled "Nero" or "Roxio" or another name that alludes to the fact that it will burn your dvds for you. Most of the software is pretty user friendly and if you need help using it you can just Google the software name and what your problem is and you can usually find an answer.

Now the tricky part is getting the video to a format that will allow you to burn it to dvd AND be played through a standard dvd player.

In order for your video file to be played in a standard DVD player it will need to be encoded in the MPEG-2 format. You will need software to do this for you. An excellent program would be "DVD Flick"

LifeHacker has put out an excellent tutorial explaining how to use DVD Flick here:

http://lifehacker.com/232322/hack-attack-burn-almost-any-video-file-to-a-playable-dvd

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I have never burned a CD. I have need of burning two tonight. What do I do?


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Burn cds


Hi first thing go to

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.

Hope that helps



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