This is a slim line computer with a cd burner already in it. I can get the cd to copy onto the system but when I try to write it to a cd it doesn't pick it up. I have never used a burner like this and am not quite sure how it works. What am I doing wrong? help???
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Re: Not sure how to use the cd burner?
If I understand you correctly you can read from your CD drive but you can?t write (burn) to it. Just to make sure you should check the face of your CD drive and look for the letters *RW* or *Rewritable*. If you don?t see them then there is a good chance your drive is just a read-only drive.
When Dell sells a PC with a CD write capable drive they usually installed a program that actually does the writing. With the OptiPlex260s it was typically a program named Roxio Easy CD. If this is the original software install it should still be there, if not then you will have to purchase or download and install one of the many freeware programs. B
DeepBurner Free CD burning program: http://www.deepburner.com/?r=products
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If you are using windows xp pro or windows 7, you should be able to just copy the files directly to your DVD drive under My Computer (or Computer) with a blank disk in the drive. When you are ready to burn them to the disk, right-click on the drive and choose the option to Burn to Disc.
Otherwise I also use a free option called CDBurnerXP which does a very good job.
make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might bebad/faulty or your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
I would try simply copying one of the already completed discs using a stable and well known burning program like Nero.
Programs like Pinnacle can be very temperamental when exporting their projects to disc.
No problem. Just pop in a disc and in the windows media player there will be a tab that says burn. Just select the songs you want to copy and on the side it will tell you how much room you have on the disc. Usually you can put between 17-20 songs on one disc. When you are ready to copy, just hit burn and it will copy the songs onto the disc. During this time you can even listen to other music while it is doing that. Hope this helps. Oh also make sure your burner is set to record...to make sure this function is enabled right click on your cd-drive icon in My Computer. Click Properties. Find the box that says enable write recording and make sure it is checked otherwise you will not be able to burn any cd's. You only have to do this once. The computer will remember your settings each time you log on. Cheers.
First you must have a cd burner to do it. If you have already but not detected, try to install another cd device or connect usb external cd burner. Check also cables, particularly if using IDE cable, make sure one device set as master and the other as slave.
1. Remove your burner from your computer then open it by removing the screws under the burner. 2. When the cover has already been removed, get a cotton bud then soak it in alcohol to clean the lens. Because the lens might just be dirty. Then after that put the cover back by screwing it again then install it back to your computer.
HEY PUT A DISC TO COPY THEN SELECT COPY DVD OPTION AND SELECT NEXT DESELECT THE QUICK COPY NOTCH AND THEN CLICK NEXT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUHGH DISK SPACE WHWEN THIS PROCESS COMPLETES IT WILL ASK FOR THGE BLANK DVD INSERT THE DISK AND WAIT DON T CLICK ANY THING WHEN THE CD EJECTS IT FINISH BY ITSELF