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Unable to burn cds

I am unable to burn cds on my computer - is this computer only set up for dvds?

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It could possibly only be a dvd reader instead of a burner, check the front of the drive to see if it says something along the lines of RW or something like that if it does then listen to sids but if it doesnt you may need to buy a new drive, you can get one at wal mart or best buy but you can most likely find one cheaper at newegg.com of tigerdirect.com.

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No..it should be able to burn cd's as well. What burning program are you using. If nero express, set it to burn Cd's from the main screen..What type of cd's are you trying to burn ?

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