CD burner not recognized with Media player or windows explorer


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AU89

My cd burner is not recognized by windows media player 11 or windows explorer
or my computer....so i can't burn anything to a cd through those...but my
roxio application recognizes it and i can burn music through it, i'm just
used to using windows media player to make cds and such. i noticed this
problem a couple months ago....i have used WM11 tons of times in the past to
make cds (and windows explorer, too)....a computer tech told me i'd probably
have to do a non-destruct recovery (if i was lucky it might work)...if it
didn't i'd have to do a destructive recovery and reload tons of software i've
added to my computer, which i've already had to do once and never want to do
again.
 
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orange

AU89 said:
My cd burner is not recognized by windows media player 11 or windows
explorer
or my computer....so i can't burn anything to a cd through those...but my
roxio application recognizes it and i can burn music through it, i'm just
used to using windows media player to make cds and such. i noticed this
problem a couple months ago....i have used WM11 tons of times in the past
to
make cds (and windows explorer, too)....a computer tech told me i'd
probably
have to do a non-destruct recovery (if i was lucky it might work)...if it
didn't i'd have to do a destructive recovery and reload tons of software
i've
added to my computer, which i've already had to do once and never want to
do
again.
Right click on My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > click
on the + sign next to DVD & CD Drives (or similar) > is your drive
recognised by Windows ?

If so, right click on it then select un-install. Then reboot and let XP
re-discover it on boot up. Did that work ?

If not, try this : right click on My Computor > manager > Services and
Applications > Services > look for IMAPI Burning ROM Service (or similar).
Is this service stopped or on Manual ? If either, change to automatic >
right click on it > Properties > change Start up Type.

Some software does not like co-existing with the XP burning service (Nero
for example to name but one. Roxio possible, I don't know I don't use it..
You should use one or the other, not both. If you purchased Roxio, disable
the IMAPI XP service and just use Roxio. You may have a conflict. Did this
p^roblem start when you installed Roxio, if so, htere is your problem and
answer !

BTW, your computer tech told you a load of bollocks.

Cheers,
Jerry
 
B

Blaze55

I too have lost the capability to burn cd's on WM11. I used to burn them for
my car and work all of the time. I can't figure out what happened but it now
says "connect a burner and restart..." I tried going back to WM10 becuase I
used to burn from there and it says the same thing. I guess I'll have to buy
software now just to burn compilations of music I already own for my car and
work. I don't have time to change cd's after hearing one or two songs from
each, so it was nice to make my own with all of my favorites on them. Oh
well......
 
E

Ell

Yes, i too had the same problem. those previous comands My Computer >
manager > Services and applications etc fixed the problem.
Thank you so very Much!
 
F

Foos Fight

I'm trying this now...gonna reboot to see if it worked or not. I didn't have
an issue burning until after I installed itunes (only because I'd been given
a gift card) once downloads were done I uninstalled itunes and now I'm having
all these issues. I hope this works. Thanks!
 
C

cdbwil

AU89 said:
My cd burner is not recognized by windows media player 11 or windows explorer
or my computer....so i can't burn anything to a cd through those...but my
roxio application recognizes it and i can burn music through it, i'm just
used to using windows media player to make cds and such. i noticed this
problem a couple months ago....i have used WM11 tons of times in the past to
make cds (and windows explorer, too)....a computer tech told me i'd probably
have to do a non-destruct recovery (if i was lucky it might work)...if it
didn't i'd have to do a destructive recovery and reload tons of software i've
added to my computer, which i've already had to do once and never want to do
again.
 
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Orange

XP doesn't recognise your burner, yet you can burn using Roxio ...... hmmm.
At least your burner is OK. Does it show up in Windows Explorer - it must do
if Roxio burns with it.

If we assume that WMP is the culprit, there is no real cure for this
unfortunately. Here are a few "work arounds" :

You could try using different media (another make of CD-R's) but no
guarantee.

You could roll back to WMP10 (Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove
Programmes > uninstall WMP11) but again no guarantees.

You may have a conflict between WMP and Roxio, so either you un-install
Roxio or you turn off the IMAPI Burning ROM service (right click on My
Computer > Management > Services, find IMAPI etc, stopr it and then set it
to manual).

Right click on My Computer > Prperties > Harware > find your Burner >
Uninstall it, then turn off your PC, open it up and unplug your burner (here
I'm assuming you have a desktop) then re-boot. Turn off your PC again and
re-connect your burner, boot up and let XP re-install it as new software.

You don't need to do a total reinstall or anything like what your computer
geek suggested.

If after all this it still doesn't work, I suggest you continue using Roxio
or this freeware :

http://cdburnerxp.se/

Cheers,
Jerry
 
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julie de hoyos

i want to install d burner back how do i do that. it was working well but
somebody erase the burner i had.
 

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