Windows Media Playerv 9 not burning CDs

ddraigmor
15th June 2007, 09:54
Help!

My CD player appears not to want to burn to my D drive. The properties box (devices) on the player list all the removable drives but not the CD / R / RW. The 'recording' tab in devices manager for it is ebnabled and the device manager shows no problems - but how do I get the D drive into the devices tab on media player?

I am running Windows XP with SP 2, have roled back IE to IE6 as I had read IE 7 and above cause problems. I also cannot find either Roxio or Sonic bits in search.

It plays everything OK - but it will not burn! I know it is because the device manager is not picking up the D drive so how can I get it to do that?

Help!

Jonty

kottemann
15th June 2007, 09:58
Hi Jonty have you added any new drives to your pc lately?

treeve
15th June 2007, 10:33
I have the same problem on a brand new laptop ... I use other software to do the burning - I keep getting reports about some service or other not being available. These MS services are a nightmare to get going, so many depend on each other, and there is no intelligent user friendly information or advice available to help anyone through the maze.

kottemann
15th June 2007, 10:40
I have consulted a few of my buddies here in the IT department they reccomend that you remove WMP reinstall a version no later than 9 and update the codecs the codecs pack is available here www.filehippo.com the roll back will not sort the problem you need to start again from scratch with version 9. Hope this helps if not i will personally fire my department.

Peter4447
15th June 2007, 11:37
I came unstuck with this and eventually found the problem was the CD itself. I did not realise that you can buy DVD RW + and DVD RW -. Purchased the appropriate ones and problem solved!
Peter4447

kottemann
15th June 2007, 12:15
Jonty have been thinking about this and being a hardware specialist i can offer very little help on windows applications because I work on unix and linux based servers. But I would like you to try this to get your D drive back in the device manager list.

1 Right click on my computer and select manage
2 Go to Disk Management and enable the drive letter you are having a problem with ie: D C etc and then reboot obviously do not select the format option.

ddraigmor
15th June 2007, 18:53
Thanks all chaps,

Tried everything possible but in the end backed up, saved - and completely re-installed. It's now working again though I have to re-set my bookmarks!

Windows - don't you just love it?

Jonty

treeve
15th June 2007, 18:56
You could have saved off your bookmarks directory and re-loaded it.

ddraigmor
16th June 2007, 01:09
You could have saved off your bookmarks directory and re-loaded it.

Treeve,

Ah........I was just so brassed off I didn't though I remember the important ones - like this site!

Jonty