I have a Compaq Pressario computer,. the burner has only burnt about 3 cds. What I have been trying to do for a long time now is to burn photos to cdrs. I have had no luck It doesn't matter what photo programme I use I still get the same error. Unable to burn please put cdr into drive which I do then close the drive a few seconds later again please put cdr into drive. I have ran a check via wizard and it tells me my drive is working.News to me!! I am at my wits end I have done everything other people have advised me to do, but you've guessed, it no luck I was told to take the drive out and look at the small pin in the middle it was in MA I was told to put it in SL which I did still no good My next place to go is to a local computer shop and get them to sort it out but I believe it is a minor fault somewhere, which could cost me a lot of money for nothing. I do hope you can help me Regards John
PS When you put a cdr into the drive the computer doesnt recconize it IE
you dont get a window to ask you what you want to do.
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Re: Phots not burning to cdrs
Sounds like the drive is a dud. Try taking the drive back out, and setting the jumper to CSEL, also do the same thing if there is another drive in the computer. If this doesn't work, try a new drive, and see if it works then. lastly, if none of these solutions, work, try replacing the IDE cable that goes from the Drive to the Motherbard.
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Try burning with another software and see what the max burn rate is. If it is highter, then remove itunes and reinstall.
If it doesn't burn well either use a cd cleaner and try again. If still a low burn speed then you need a new cd burner.
start control panel printers and other hardware system (on left side) hardware device manager DVD / CD rom drives
does it show up as a burner? DVD-RW or CD-RW if not it may have a wrong driver installed If windows does not recognize it as a burner it will never work untill you get past the driver issue.
If the correct driver is installed should be pretty simple there are many ways to burn right click on a file and select SEND TO and send it to your burner usually drive D add all your files then select BURN FILES
or if they are media files you can use Windows Media Player
if all else fails track down a copy of Nero burning rom software or Roxio easy media creator.
Finally having said all that are you using the correct media? if you try to burn files using a DVD on a non DVD burner it won't work.
also older burners were finicky and you had to watch your + and -'s
meaning if a DVD-R isn't working then try a DVD+R
if its an older burner you may consider upgrading it, a DVD burner can be bought on ebay or newegg for about $50 and its only a 2 cable install so its not to hard.
Another more extreme solution is to save all your files which you should be keeping in the "my documents" folder and do a system restore. (requires the factory restore disks)
This is very time intensive and can be VERY tricky but if the computer has been running for 3 plus years and is running slow it could probably use a fresh start and anything that has been corrupted over the years gets wiped away.
some burners can only use certain formats for burning to. For example, CD Burners may only be able to use CDRs, and not CDRW (RW is rewriteable). DVD Burners may only be able to use DVD+R, or DVD-R, not able to use DVD+or-RW at all, or you might be trying to use DVDRAM. Have a look at the specs listed in the user manual, and go from there.
Hi, Perform a system restore and take the computer back to a time before the problems started with burning, or you can download a different media player and try burning with that, real player as a good bit of software to use for burning and Nero is too (Nero is a devoted burning suite)
well, I need to know what program you use for burn data, music, or photos, "NERO" , NTI, or another? if any of this programs didn't work for burn CDS, then you have a bad burner, try a new one.
well it could be many reasons why it wont write your burner but first what software you are using for burning. it happens to me before using media player when i try to burn music. the reason was i haven't configure my media player to use my dvd burner for burning because i have dvd burner and a cd burner installed. Now maybe you try to reinstall it using your dvd driver the one which with your dvd burner when you first bought it.