Windows media player - i can't burn a cd

I have windows media player and am tryign to burn a CD, i have burned some cd's before,
I have a burn list and it recognised the CD-R i put into the drive and its Empty .. it sayd by the CD picture above the list -
CD Drive (E:)
Audo CD
79:57
79:57 remaining,
but then when it says   Start Burn, its grey and i cant click on it, it wont let me burn any files, and teh files im trying to burn have been burnt before. 
Please help
 
Answer
Answer
Hi,

Close your burn program and just put a blank disk in the drive often works. Sometimes if you have extra burn programs installed they compete for resources and strange things such as this happen.

Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab - click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL - REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack.

Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.


Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939052

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows Vista setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952951

CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529/

Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in both ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the power and data contacts with a pencil eraser.

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Burn a CD or DVD
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/b47eb51a-ea6d-4d97-97b0-2d07a59316981033.mspx

How to Burn a CD with Vista
http://itsvista.com/2006/12/itsvista-tip-10-how-to-burn-a-cd-with-vista/

Burn a CD or DVD in Windows Vista
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/burn-a-cd-or-dvd-in-windows-vista/

Microsoft Video - How to Burn CD/DVD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BwF60m05m8


Excellent Forum for getting help with CD/DVD issues and programs
http://club.cdfreaks.com/

Hope this helps.
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Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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