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Try updating your drivers for your cd romdrive.Also some cd burners will not burn some disks.Check your documentation to see which ones are applicable to your cd rom drive.

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  2. Click Start , and then My Computer .
  3. Right-click the writable drive icon, and select Properties .
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    2. Backup the registry: Select My Computer from the list, click File , Export , type a name that you will remember, and click Save .
    3. Click OK , and browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives
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  • Right-click your CD-R drive and select "Properties". See figure BK-1.
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  • Select the CD recording speed (Fastest, 4X, 2X, and 1X).
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Perform the following steps to record to a CD-R:
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  • Copy or drag the files or folders to be recorded to the CD-R drive, or right-click on the files or folders and select Send To, Writable CD.
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  • After you have copied all the files, select the CD-R drive from "My Computer" and you'll see the waiting files as "Files to add to the CD."
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  • Click Finish.

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