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Dell Dimension 3100 Can't burn Cd's

Recently anytime I try to burn a Cd I get an error message that says: Cannot burn CD, try using a different brand of discs or select a slower recording spped. I have done all of the above plus I have bought a drive cleaner and even used air to clean it out and nothing works. Can someone please help me????

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  • dqgirl1214 Feb 09, 2009

    More info for my question

    1.Im using Windows Xp service pack 3 operating system and Windows Media Player( the newest one).



    2. In the first post I tried everything except un-installing the driver.......If I uninstall it, how do I re-install it?

  • swhtexas Mar 15, 2009

    my dimension 3100 wont burn cds or read cds, it stats in my media player (connect cd burner), it was working a month ago no it wont play a cd or burn one

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It could be possible when u r using CD-R cd's. some cd burners are not compatible with these kind of CD"S so try with CD+R and see if it works out for you

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Right click drive in my computer
then properties
make sure all settings for
autoplay
hardware
and recording are correct
if this does not help you can go to device manager update driver
if still not solved then back to device manager and uninstall driver restar system and allow to reinstall
please let me know if this solved issue if not we can try something else
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thanx

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  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 09, 2009

    if you can set pc to restore to an earlier date you can try that

    otherwise



    in device manager write down the driver type

    uninstall then restart your pc the found new hardware wizard should automatically install

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