Here my computer specs:
HP Pavillion a450n, Windows XP, CD-R/CD-RW (16x) DVD+R/DVD+RW (4x) combo drive.
Software: Sonic Recordnow 6.5**
Problem: When I try to record a music cd using Sonic Recordnow 6.5, it will burn most of the tracks and say that the burn was successful when it really burned say 10 out of the 12 or 13 tracks. When I try using other programs (itunes 7.0, winamp 5.23) it won't burn the tracks at all. I had Nero 7 installed someone here said that it sometimes causes problems with roxio software (sonic) so I uninstalled it. Here's the strange part - at least strange to me: I can backup files with the dvd writer using recordnow just fine. It finishes faster than it says it will (stops with 10 mins left in the verifying process, with all of the files burned to the dvd).
* When I say that it went away on it's own, I mean that I had the same problem but after not burning properly for a week or so it burned with no problems until now. The first time was in late September and worked again in early October.
** Recordnow came bundled with the pc so I'd rather not uninstall it.
Assuming that the dvd writer is working, why not the cd? What might the problem with the cd writer be? is there anything I can do to fix the problem?
I should add that I've tried using different cd media brands (memorex, maxell)