I used to be able to burn CD's but now...

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Kristina, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Kristina

    Kristina Guest

    I can't. I think the problem started when I deleted some spyware, but I'm not
    sure. When I put a blank CD in to burn on, it spits it back out, and tells me
    "please insert blank disc". I know the discs are blank!! I just opened the
    package. I have tried several others too, and nothing. Diagnostics says
    everything is fine. I did a system restore-didn't work. Someone please help
    Kristina, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. I know that the Sony music rootkit (on some CDs they shipped) would damage
    the ROM drivers if forcibly removed, but I'm not sure that's what happened
    to you. One thing to try is go to Device Manager (right-click on My
    Computer, select Manage, or get there via Control Panel). Click on Device
    Manager on the tree at left. On the right, expand to find your ROM drive(s).
    Highlight, right-click, delete. Then exit and reboot your PC. The OS should
    detect the drive(s) and reinstall the necessary drivers.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Mar 5, 2007
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  3. Kristina

    Kristina Guest

    I see now after I posted this, that thia is a real common problem. I have
    never used SonyCDs, so that's not it. My drivers are fine. I tried doing what
    you said, and it will not let me delete, just disable, and I have tried that
    already. I'm thinking this problem has something to do with an update. Does
    this make sence? Then today i burned a to a RW. Why can't I burn to CD-R's,
    but I used to be able to?
    Kristina, Mar 6, 2007
  4. No idea...perhaps something got set wrong in the registry, but I have no
    idea. Hopefully Jason or Doug know how to reset a burner...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Mar 6, 2007
  5. Kristina

    Kristina Guest

    And how do I get ahold of them??

    Kristina, Mar 6, 2007
  6. Kristina

    Jason Tsang Guest

    Try uninstalling the cd burning device from device manager and then let the
    comptuer re-detect it.

    That should reset the drivers that the cd burner is using (assuming it is in
    a state where it can do this).

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    Jason Tsang, Mar 6, 2007
  7. Kristina

    Kristina Guest

    How do I do this?

    Kristina, Mar 6, 2007
  8. Kristina

    Jason Tsang Guest

    Jason Tsang, Mar 6, 2007
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