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Cd burner my acer 5100 laptop came with the cd burner in it and it worked fine for a few weeks. But now everytime i try to burn a cd, windows media player and other forms of burning music, say that i must connect a burner. How do i do that?

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Re: cd burner

Hi moose,

Go to Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device manager. Click the + by DVD/CD-rom drives, see if your CDrom is listed. If it is, right click on it, and select Uninstall.
Reboot, and WIndows should find it, and reload it. If it doesn't show up, good chance your CDrom is dead.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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