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Cannot burn to CD, but it will play CDs and DVDs. Will not recognize a blank CD

My toshiba satellite p205d will not recognize a blank CD. It tells me to insert a blank disk! I used to be able to copy fine, but not now. It plays CDs and DVDs fine, but will not let me data transfer. I've tried all of the suggestions on the toshiba help site, nothing works. I'm running vista.

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