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Why Can't I Burn?
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1/ Are you sure you have a CD writer?
2/ Are you sure you're trying to write onto blank CDs?
3/ I presume the CD you're trying to copy isn't copy protected?
4/ Do you have CD writing software?
5/ Some CD players, especially older/cheaper ones, will not be able to read CD-RWs. Really old players may not even be able to read CD-Rs. Try your attempts in a different CD player.
5/ Look at the disks you tried to make; can you see the 'burnt' data part (starts at the centre) looking different to the outer, unburnt part? If not, then probably you haven't actually burnt the CD, so you've not used the CD writer software correctly.
6/ If you don't understand this point, then ignore it - I think you need to be a system administrator to write to CDs. Non-admins can't write disks.
7/ Finally, if you have done all the preceeding correctly, the make/quality of the blank disks you used have a great deal of bearing on whether they can be played by a CD player. I've found unbranded/cheap disks frequently (possibly even always) fail to play properly. Use high quality, branded blanks. As you've found, you can sooin waste a lot of money buying cheap blanks.
10 for �9.99!! 1/ Shop around, you can get them for about 25p each or, 2/ Have you got CD-RWs here? They are the least likely to work in CD players. CDRs are cheaper, more reliable and more likely to do what you want.
The Copy CD utility makes an exact copy of the CD, so it should play OK. Creating a CD is a different kettle of fish, and you have to get the format exactly right for it to work.
Yes, try a different CD writing program - use the Copy option, not the Create.
Once used, CDRWs often don't look any different when they've been burned.