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Was looking into the Emachines Help section and they had a section about writing to CD's. One thing they said was if a cd cannot be written to try another brand of cd. I am using a blankcd by Durabrand. Oddly enough the old CD I made b4 of the files is the same brand, Durabrand, what do you think?
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:)

I'm not sure even yet if it is your hardware of a software problem, but we're about to find out.

Download this Nero Burning ROM...it's a whopper at 100MB :tazz:

Install it and try to burn a file to cd.

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Edited by wannabe1, 18 January 2006 - 08:36 PM.

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Well, downloaded it, never used this prog before, but tried to burn and copy my file folder from My Doc and I kept getting "program not responding" no matter what I did.........every time I put a blank CD into the DVD-rom drive.............
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Put a bland in the drive...does the drive detect it? Then use the Nero to create a data cd.

Rather than trying to burn the entire folder, open the folder and try to burn a few of the files...just to see if we have a viable burner or not.
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the drive does not want to detect the blank cd, but will play music cd ok. Tried putting the blankcd into the CD-RW burner, the same
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I'm wondering if you got ahold of some bad media...have you got another brand of cd you could try? Wouldn't that just fry your beans!!!!
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Oddly enough. I put a blank cd into the CD-RW burner, oper either Win Media Player or Realplayer, try to burn and both prog say they cannot detect a cd or dvd drive on the puter
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Yeh, I'm gonna try a different brand of cd, maybe with the SP2 it changed something. I guess I'll get some good stuff, like maybe Memorex or whatever the top of the line is. I'll let you know what happens. These Durabrand CD's I have had for a while, I don't copy a lot of files, only used half the pack since 2003. Yeh, wouldn't that just trip my trigger, it was the cd's all the time...........
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Wannabe1, getting new media tonight, will let you know............
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Nothing with the new CD-R disks, Memorex. I did write down this info when I got a "program nit responding" trying to copy to CD from My doc R click, Error Signature: szAppName:explorer.exe
szAppVer:6.0.2900.2180
szModVer:0.0.0.0
offset:00000000

Error Reports Contents:
C:\DOCUME~1\Robert~LOCALS~1\temp\WERaf3b.dir00\explorer.exe.mdmp

and this also:
C:\DOCUME~1\ROBERT~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERaf3b.dirool\appcompat.txt
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Try something for me...

Put a blank in the drive..

Right click on a document and choose "Copy"

Open cd drive (double click in My Computer)

Right click in the window and choose "Paste"

What happens...?
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Did it. Went ok until I R clicked on the DVD drive to Paste, it would not open the DVD drive and I just get the "hour glass spinning" and nothing happens, but the HDD seems to go into overdrive when the hour glass is spinning
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BTW...

The error strings were just the report XP wants to send to Microsoft.

explorer.exe.mdmp = memory dump (this is the error message)

appcompat.txt = this is the message that it wants to send
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oh, I thought that might be the issue we are having
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Just double click on the dvd drive in My Computer to open the drive window...

Then right click in the open window and choose "Paste".
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