However, now, if I insert a blank CD, I no longer get the pop-up window that asks if I want to open a writable CD folder, write files using Windows Media Player, or take no action. Nothing pops up. Also, if I select picture files on my hard drive in Windows Explorer, I no longer get the item on the left-side taskbar to Write These Files to CD. Also, if I right-click on the selected picture files, I no longer have an option in the Send To sub-menu to send the files to the blank CD.
If I try to click on the drive in Windows Explorer, I get an error message that says "D:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function." That is all it says, with just an OK button. Explorer will not display the empty conjtents of that blank CD.
I have looked in the Device Manager and all is well, no exclamation marks. I have looked for the latest drivers on the Dell and Microsoft websites, and I have the latest. I have rebooted several times, and tried several blank CDs. None of that works. Windows just will not recognize that I can write CDs anymore!
Nothing has changed in the computer from the last time I burned files. It plays CDs fine. I am at wit's end because this is the only way I can save all these photographs!