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bbrown4

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I have Dell Dimension 8250 and my kids have been burning cds for quite some time using windows media player. Now all of the sudden the cd burner stopped working. It keep giving them an error message that the speed is too fast or change media. The cd burner is a NEC DVD+RW ND_1100A. I have reduce the speed and changed media several times and have had no luck with the burner working. My kids says the problem may have started when I loaded an antivirus and ez firewall to protect my computer. So I decided to restore my computer to an earlier time. Well it still did not work. I have spoken with Dell technicians and they were not able to help me either.

Can someone please help before my kids drive me crazy?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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This possibly happened because the other applications have disabled the Windows OS recording function.
Go to the “My computer” and click right on the CD/DVD drive. There please select the properties.
Choose the tab “Recording” and enable the option “enable CD recording on this drive”
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kniht,

The enable option for CD recording on this drive is already enabled. Any other solutions?

Thank you for your reply.

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Do you get any error codes or does the burner just sit there and does nothing?
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Hey there,


seems like a stock question but it's a simple one. Have you tried to reinstall or update windows media player?

If not give it a try. There are many, many free apps that have the same if not more functionality...

one example that springs to mind is jetaudio - that is a very robust player - in that it can handle all media types and is also a burner (in my opinion far far better than the one you are trying to make work and is freeware (not beta)

link; http://www.filehippo...nload_jetaudio/

Hope that helps



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Before installing any software, let's look at a couple of things.

Click Start then Run and type regedit...click "Ok"

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Control, then Class, and click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

In the right pane, are UpperFilters and/or LowerFilters listed?
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bbrown4

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Wannabe1

The regedit filters are listed with the following data:

Upperfilters - Cdralw2k
GEARAspiWDM

Lowerfilters - Pfc

Thank you for your reply.
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wannabe1

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Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and choose "Export". Name this file clsidold[b] and save it to your desktop.

Then right click on LowerFilter and choose "Delete"....accept the change. Do the same with UpperFilter.

Close Registry Editor and reboot.

Does your cd drive now work?
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Did it work?
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Did it work?
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Did it work?
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Wannabe1, I had the same problem as bbrown4, and had the same question as unpluggedsb ("did it work?"), so I tried it. I am glad to say that it appears to have worked for me. Thanks very much for the advice.
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