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My cd drive is not recognizing files 'that are waiting to be written'. Im getting the ' There is no disc in the drive' message. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.... Thanks for your kind assistance!

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  • Fritzelly May 11, 2010

    Can you read retail cd's in the drive? Is it a CD Burner?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    First make sure you have the correct CD's most or CD- 
    Then if it doesn't read, purchase a head cleaner disk and clean the heads.
     If rthat doesn't work, I would replace the CD drive.

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Use cd burner xp or deep burner

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http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download

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