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Cd burner When I go to create a new cd and burn it it comes up and tells me that my cd burner is not connected or has been deleated. i havent touched it and its sitll in the computer so its connected...

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1) On the bottom of the laptops you are able to pull out the devices. Do so and make sure no pins are broken or anything, place it back in and retry.

2) Check your device manager to see if your dvd burner is installed. Make sure there are no "!"

3) Put a dvd or cd in the drive and listen to see if it spins.

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Need install cd burner in windows xp

IDE or SATA connections ??????
To enable CD burning for your computer is a relatively simple process in Windows XP.
All you need is a CD burner drive installed in your computer, the disk with the drivers and software that goes with it and an XP-loaded personal computer.
Once your driver is installed, the process is almost automatic.
Here are the steps you should follow to begin creating your own CDs.

Check your system requirements before installing the CD burner and make sure that your system can handle the speed and memory requirements of the drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Turn off the computer, disconnect the power cord and remove the cover from the case.
Check the IDE cables inside your computer.
You may be able to connect the optical CD drive to the same ribbon cable as the hard drive if it is set up as a secondary or slave drive or to a separate ATA/IDE channel by a second cable.
Find an empty CD drive slot, remove the plastic cover from the outside, slide the drive in through the back and screw it in place.
If you are using a SATA CD burner, you'll need to connect the red SATA cable from the CD drive to the SATA connection on the motherboard or on your SATA drive controller card.
With SATA drives, you don't have to fool with jumpers.
Attach one end of the separate ATA/IDE cable to the motherboard if you have an IDE drive and the other to the back of the CD burner.
If slaving the drive, hook the drive to the second connection on the main hard drive cable to the burner drive.
If you do that, you'll have to set the jumpers on the CD drive to the "slave" position.
The drive's installation instructions will show you where the jumper pins are and how to set them to the slave position.
If using a separate IDE cable, just leave the jumpers in the factory setting.
If this is an older drive, you may have an analog audio cable as well that connects to the motherboard.
Follow the installation instructions for hooking it up.
Close the case and reconnect the power cord and other cables.
Turn on the computer and let it boot up.
Open the "My Computer" folder and make sure there is a new icon for the drive that you just installed.
XP will generally recognize it automatically, but if it doesn't you'll have to reboot the computer and open the CMOS setup program.
Follow the instructions for your particular PC to open the CMOS window.
Check the ATA channels to make sure both are enabled in setup and that, if you are using a master/slave setup, that the CMOS selections match that setup.

Reboot the system.
If the CMOS settings are correct, the XP operating system will set your drive so that it uses either digital CD playback (no audio cable) or analog playback (with audio cable). To check, open the "My Computer" window, choose "Properties" then "Hardware" then "Device Manager".
You'll see a "DVD/CD-ROM Drives" icon.

Click the plus sign next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives folder.
Click it, then right-click the icon for the new CD burner drive.
Now choose "Properties".
If you don't have an audio cable, left click on the selection box for "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device".

Insert the CD burner software disk that came with your CD burner.
Insert the disk that came with the drive into the CD drive and install the software following the prompts.
If the drive doesn't come with CD burner software, Windows XP comes with a lite version of Roxio's Easy CD Creator that detects blank CDs.
Just insert a blank CD in the burner and XP offers you a "burn CD" option when you have autoplay set up for the CD-drive.

There are lots of freeware burning software on the internet.
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If the burner is a combo burner it can do both it will tell you on the face of the burner. If this is not the case it will just burn what it is meant for. You cannot do both if it is not a combo burner. One or the other combo both. You will also need burning software as well. One of my favorite free burning software programs is XPBurner it does it all and is really easy to use. Thanks for using FixYa! John

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I create a burn list hit burn CD and it indicates I have no CD in the drive

Try cleaning the CD Drive with a disk cleaner then test. If it works, then your drive just needs cleaning. If not, replace new drive.

Jul 13, 2010 | Dell (1G055) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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How can I tell if my HP Pavillion dv6000 can burn DVDs? I tried to with DVD Flick but the dvd came out blank after 3 hours of supposed burning.

Try creating a normal CD-R for example just a picture using windows transfer which is simply double clicking your CD drive icon in my computer dragging a picture on to it then burn the files should be on the left, if so then your burner should be fine. I Would suggest using NERO to burn DVD's


Feb 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a dell optiplex755 and i have created a playlist in windows media and when i try to burn a disk it tells me to connect a burner and restart. i have not tried to burn a disk before on this computer...

Look closely right at the front of the CD drive - does it say CD ROM or CD/RW? Or possibly DVD ROM or DVD/RW?
If you have a drive that says "ROM" on the front, it's not a burner.
If your drive does say "RW" then it may not be enabled. Go to My Computer (or Computer, depending on if you have Vista or 7) and right click on the CD drive. Choose properties, and look through the tabs to make sure that drive is enabled for recording.

Hope this helps! If so, please leave a rating!

Oct 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Media Player

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I am having a problem with my hp cd/dvd burner drive. when I go into wmp and try to burn something it tells me to connect a burner and restart the player, please help

What version of Windows Media Player are you currently using? If it is not up-to-date, try updating Windows and Windows Media Player. Then attempt to create the CD.

If that doesn't work, try updating the driver for your CD-ROM drive. Navigate to HP's Support Site, type in your machine model and search fot the CD drivers there. Update the necessary drivers and attempt to create the CD once more.

I hope I was able to help. Good luck!

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Slowed burning speed

buy a new burner or use a faster program

Nov 27, 2008 | Sony DRU-820A DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Compaq presario SR1903WM SERIES

you may need to check to see if you have a CD writeble Rom, open up the computer to see if the cd rom cord is in all the way. I would put a DVD rewriteable in the computer new ones come with the software. you may need a driver.
you may only have a CD rom, and you need a CD writer to burn songs. A DVD writer can burn CD's and DVD's

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Problem with my Iomega CD-RW External USB Burner

open and replace comunication cable.. HDD Cable,

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