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Hey, I'm trying to burn songs onto a blank cd.
I'm using a Sony Vaio PCG-FXA36 Laptop that comes in Windows XP.
I've burned blank cd's before, using the Windows Media Player program. Those blank cd's were only able to be recorded once though; they were not rerecordable.
My problem is that I am trying to stick a TDK CD-R in my disk drive, but it just makes some noise and doesn't even register the fact that I have a cd in there. I've checked the cd out; there are no scratches or anything. It's brand new. My brother even tried it out on his own laptop, and it works fine.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there something wrong with my laptop?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. :tazz:
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Try CDGone Patch, top of list


If no change, click start, right click my computer, click properties, harware then device manager. Click + next to CD ROM Drives, left click the drive to highlight, right click, click uninstall, confirm then reboot


Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection (without an internet connection if applicable) from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

(Skip this if you do not connect to the internet with this PC)After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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