Question about Dell Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My computer will not save any thing I want to save on a cd. Do I need to format it ?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 70 Answers

Yes first try to format your computer and scan it with any antivirus software.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 119 Answers

First things first, make sure that you actually have a cd writer installed on your PC. Next thing to check is to make sure that you are using CD-R disks that haven't already been written on.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My proofreader, can't access, my Word Perfect Vista documents written upon a new CD-R. What can be done for compatibility or reformatting for her to access the book?

Maybe the CD needs to be finalized before the proofreader can access the files; I'm not sure. Whatever the case, a CD can't be edited. If you can save the wordperfect files to a usb thumbdrive, that should make them accessible. Then, you might have to save them in a compatible format, such as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) format, if the proofreader has a limited amount of formats it can deal with. Now that I think about it, that may be the only thing you need to do, save-as Word doc.

Mar 18, 2018 | Book Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How can I transfer the music from cd to computer and save it

Windows Media player will read the CD and then let you rip the tracks off - all - or just a few to MP3 or other formats to a your hard drive. Other media players might also do the same thing.

Jun 12, 2017 | The Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Hello I want your help please can anyone tell me how to format my dell Vostro 1014 laptop my cd drive is damaged I cannot use CD to format.

I own a dell vostro lappy
the cd part can be replaced
or buy an external usb cd drive

what is wrong with the lap top needing you to format the hard drive
before you wipe the hard drive and loose the lot
do anti virus and trojans removal programs
save all your pictures docs and files you can to usb sticks
use dells internal computer diagnostics and fixes
before going to factory restore

Jul 03, 2016 | Dell Vostro 1014 Laptop Computer (Intel...

3 Answers

How to re-install windows xp?

all you need windows cd installer, insert and make cd drive as first boot, follow on screen and you can select either to format or leave existing file. continue and follow all instruction on screen.

Apr 29, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

My computer is hacked how do I format my hard drive i have tried going to my computer C drive right clicking on format but it says xant format windows is in use tried going to dos and typing in A: but it...

Sorry to hear that. The best thing would be to get a Windows or Mac Installation disc and put it into your CD drive. Turn your Computer off. Turn it on. And when the Manufacturer's name appears, press F2, change your boot sequence to boot from the cd-rom drive first(before the hard drive) then save the changes. Simply follow the installation intructions and it will initially give you instructions on formatting the harddrive and installing a fresh operating system! Good feeling ay?

Apr 10, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer


hi there
there are couple of steps involved in formating the laptop.
i will try to give simple and easy solution
--> save/backup all your important data into external hard drive or DVD/CD so you will not loose the data
--> i hope you have the xp cd with you
--> put the xp cd in the drive
--> restart the computer
--> press del/f2 to go to BIOS (setup)
--> in boot configure first drive should be your dvd drive
--> press F10/ save changes and exit
--> it will ask press any key to load from cd
--> after that the xp setup will start
--> follow the instructions
--> you can delete and create partitions here too or simply format the drive
--> install the xp
--> install the drivers
--> your laptop is ready to go but dont forget to change the BIOS setting to normal again.

hope it will help you sir.

Mar 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

1 Answer


When you format a computer hard drive you will lose everything that is on the drive. Therefore, it is very important to back up anything you might want later. Additionally, if you are going to be formatting and installing XP you need to make sure you have the discs for any applications or third party hardware you use since you will need to re-install your programs and drivers after re-installing Windows. Step2Take a moment to think of anything that you have on the computer that you wouldn't want to lose. Generally, you probably want everything in your My Documents folder, and you also want to save things like your favorites or bookmarks from your Web browser. Remember that each user on the computer has his or her own My Documents folder, Desktop items and Favorites/Bookmarks. Step3Save everything to a CD, DVD or a hard drive that you won't be formatting Its pretty easy in other words

Dec 08, 2008 | HP Pavilion ZV5000, ZV6000, ZX5000 Series...

1 Answer

How to burn a disc from files downloaded to the computer from my recorder

you will need to change the format of the files by using sound recorder in windows xp. just open the file and save as cd quality format. this will change the bit rate to 16 bit needed to make a cd

Sep 25, 2008 | Olympus VN-960 Digital Voice Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

15 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides