My DVD/CD burner has given me grief since I received my computer a year ago (and why I failed to return the [bleep] thing is beyond me, but I digress).
Just to get the specs out of the way: I've got me a Hewlett-Packard, p6280t with 6GB of RAM, an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit).
Initially, the DVD/CD drive couldn't recognize blank CDs at all. After reinstalling the thing several times, however, it finally began to work - that was 12 months ago. While the recognition problem has resurfaced on occasion, it typically rights itself after I reinsert the CD or reinstall the disc drive. However, a new problem has reared its ugly head...
Now, when I use Windows Media Player to burn a disc, I find only 3 to 4 songs will actually play while the others just hang up my CD player...and Windows claims these burns are "successful." A similar statement of success is made when I use Power2Go to burn a disc, regardless of the fact that said program can't even manage to get ONE song to play properly.
I assume that all of this nonsense stem's from a defect in the disc drive, but I wanted to be absolutely certain before I buy a new one, which is why I'm here bothering you, the good people of Geeks to Go.
Edited by Sardonicus, 31 December 2010 - 02:07 AM.