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I am running windows xp on my computer and i can't get windows mediaplayer to detect any of my dvd\cdrw so that I am able to burn cd's what should i do.

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There are three way to burn in your system .

  1. The burn software comes under with windows xp it is easy to write or burn the data into the cd\dvd.put the empty cd into the cd drive place the data which you want to write right click and send to , cd drive . same process for all the data which you want to write not for excess the space of cd\dvd disc.
  2. The writing software are available for cd\dvd drive while you buy the drive . that named like a nero express , in that software you can write and erase the rewritable disc and gives the maximum speed to write for storing.
  3. you can download the microsoft windows mediaplayer from the web site microsoft.com for free.the new version are also available.
these are the intial steps to slove your prob please try it and inform me.

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