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Windows Media Player help - wont properly burn cds anymore

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Hmm, wonder if someone here can help me. Ive got a WMP issue - it simply wont properly burn a cd properly - and i cant seem to find anywhere, or anything to try and remedy the problem - or install … Read More
Joshanna Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hmm, wonder if someone here can help me.

Ive got a WMP issue - it simply wont properly burn a cd properly - and i cant seem to find anywhere, or anything to try and remedy the problem - or install a new version of it :x

My laptops approx 8 months old, running vista basic - everything has been fine up until now.
Tried to make a few cds the other day, it burnt 9/18 tracks - then got an error, so made a cd with 9 songs on.
Tried it again thinking it could have been the disc.
Restarted - tried again, this time is burnt 5/18 tracks.

The problem is it wont tell me what the error actually is.
Just tells me "the burner might be busy" but i obviously know its not.

Tried to burn approx 8 cds now, with different discs, straight after a restart etc, and its just not having any of it.
Wasting my time, and discs, and not getting to listen to my new music, really dont know what else to do know, anyone got any ideas?

Went to the media help centre, and tried to download WMP 11 - but it says ive got a newer version on my system already, so i cant use that one to repair it, ARGH!
Joshanna Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Well if it was me I would just uninstall Media Player through your add/remove programs and then install the newest version from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology=

Make sure though you're happy doing that though and of course I'm assuming you have a legitimate version of Windows on your laptop ?
#2
hottoshop
Well if it was me I would just uninstall Media Player through your add/remove programs and then install the newest version from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology=

Make sure though you're happy doing that though and of course I'm assuming you have a legitimate version of Windows on your laptop ?


Cant seem to find add/remove on my laptop :oops: Dont like this laptop at all, my old one was much better!

And yes, my WMP is legit :)

Thanks for the link :)
#3
start /settings / control panel /add remove :)
#4
Just looked through, there is "add programs" but no add/remove.
#5
What version of Windows are you running ?
#6
Vista. Basic.

Ive decided that the problem does lay with WMP - as it will copy a couple of tracks - then just gives up saying theres a problem.

Im not sure to delete WMP entirly off, as my laptop came with WMP on it, so im pretty sure, if they ask, i wont have any codes or nothing.
My last laptop already have wmp installed on it beforehand.

It will still play all the music i have on my laptop, just wont burn anything.

Can burn CDs from my bfs laptop, but really cant be bothered to wait till thursday, want my cds now lol!
#7
Oh, I don't have Vista, sorry but I'm positive someone will be along to help you.

It really shouldn't be that difficult to put right so don't worry :)

You don't need codes for WMP as long as your Vista is legit it should be fine.

Wait a bit for some proper help :)
#8
Joshanna
Just looked through, there is "add programs" but no add/remove.


Hottoshop is right I run vista and it is as he says just right click add programme and remove will appear
#9
K the answer to the add/remove programmes things is on the following link :

http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/24893/Why_cant_I_find_Add_Remove_programs_in_Windows_Vista
#10
I knew i wasnt losing my mind and it didnt exsist lol!

Right, so, i right clicked it to remove it, it lead me to the above place in the link, but, only problem is, its not showing up in the remove list LOL! im honestly about to give up on this, lol!

Im trying to laugh it off, but its really not funny anymore!
#11
Calm down ! lol :)

Ok, have a read of this and see if it helps. I've got to go out now but the answer is there somewhere :)

http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=631583
#12
Oh dear, seems i cant remove WMP at all, no wonder its not showing up in any lists.

This is a right laugh, lol!
Looks like ill have to put up with it this way.

God i hate vista, its ****!

Thanks for all your help guys.
#13
And there is some more relevant infromation on this page :
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=277561&forumid=23


This has just convinced me not to install Vista until I really have no other choice :)
#14
Is this it

Windows Media Player 11 offers great new ways to store and enjoy all of your digital media. It's easier than ever to access all of your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go, or share with devices around your home - all from one place. Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and can also be used to restore Windows Media Player and related technologies to N and KN editions of Windows Vista



Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista Business N; Windows Vista Home Basic N; Windows XP Home Edition N; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional N; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition



http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1d224714-e238-4e45-8668-5166114010ca&displaylang=en
#15


Thats XP - i looked and installed the Vista version, and suprise suprise it didnt work!

God, vista is ace, i love it :)

Just going to buy nero guys, cant be doing with WMP anymore.
Not a good week for me, sat nav broke, got a massive windscreen chip from a lorry, now wmp has broke!
Great start to the week lol.
Once again, thanks to everyone whos helped, much appreciated.
#16
Format and stick XP back on it, problem solved :giggle:
#17
I had a burning problem with my machine a couple of months ago.

Eventually I discovered a 'resetdma' file you could run which would fix the problem. I still have the file, but I believe it is only suitable for XP.

There is however a similar fix for Vista, I found the details in the final post here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/


Hopefully this is the root of the problem as your issue sounds very similar.

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