Why Does Windows Media Player 11 Not Recognize My Cd-r Blank Disc When I Click Buirn?

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm in the same boat.   My windows XP Toshiba lap top does recognize the CD-R blanks. However my Windows Media Player does not.  Any help would be great.

Thanks,
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Mark Kennedy
Mark Kennedy commented
I has the same problem, i got around it by using the free toshiba disc creater wich is in toshiba assist, if the files are mp3 it will convert them back to audio cd? But it will let you burn onto cd-r.. I hope this helps.
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Anonymous answered
I have windows vista 64 bit , also have issue with windows media player 11 not burning, I'm using Sony Cd-R. I have burned on this type of disc before . I don't understand why it will not let me know. Can any one help
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Della answered
Does Windows recognize that you inserted a blank disc and ask you what you want to do? Are you running Vista?

Sometimes MP 11 won't allow you to do anything because it thinks you might be pirating software or trying to steal music. That may sound paranoid, but I personally still used Media Player 10 because it gives me less problems.
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Ho Tel answered
I had the same problem. I called my online music download provider to see if it was a music license issue. They assured me that it was not, that this is a known problem with Windows Media Player 11. They recommended to try burning to CD with the free Music Match player. In searching online for the Music Match player, I found the Yahoo music player instead; don't know if they're the same thing or not. But anyway, the Yahoo player burned my wma music files to CD as an Audio CD just fine. The Yahoo player worked, Windows Media Player 11 did not.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
This is helpful information to know that it is a known issue, but does anyone have a fix to get Windows Media player 11 to burn CDs in XP?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm in the same boat.   My windows XP Toshiba lap top does recognize the CD-R blanks. However my Windows Media Player does not.  Any help would be great.

Thanks,
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you guys have "roxio drag to disc" go ahead and close it before trying to burn with WMP
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Suhail Ajmal answered
There is nothing to do with windows media player 11. The problem lies with your CD Writer. You have to do the following steps.

1-Check your CD, is it blank or not.
2- Your CD Writer is not working properly.
3- Insert the CD on some other computer with different CD Writer.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Media Center cd problem. 4-8-08

There is a problem with Media Center II in my opinion. I built a new double Intel CPU computer. I tried to burn a cd with Media Player 11. Windows XP recognizes the cd, but the Media Player 11 does not.

If the cd recorder was defective it would not allow Windows XP to recognize the blank disc. So let me explain what I think part of the problem is in my case.

After not getting Media Center 11 cd recognition on my new double CPU computer, I decided to use my old computer with an AMD CPU. That always worked fine with Media Center 11. So I went downstairs, loaded my old computer with and the Media Player 11 with my songs, and presto! NOTHING!!!

Here's the additional glitch. I now suspect that the double CPU might cause at least part of the problem. However, I did NOT think so UNTIL I realized that of course, I rebuilt my ASUS, AMD computer with a double AMD CPU processor this past weekend!

The only difference between when my old single CPU processor computer is that it now has a new motherboard with 2 CPUs. Windows XP still recognizes the blank cd, while Media Player 11 refuses to recognize the blank cd on both double CPU computers.

I have tried resetting the burn settings to “data” cd and “audio” cd. Neither type cd works in either Media Center 11 double CPU computer.

Possibly other people have the problem for other reasons. I have found precious little information regarding this problem at the Microsoft site.

If that is the case, someone with programming skills, probably at Microsoft, will have to solve this problem.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I have had the same problem. Vista, Media Player 11. I can successfully burn music to CD-RW and play in my stereo, but my car can only play CD-R. I only have a spool of Sony CD-R here and have not tried other brands of CD-R. When I insert a blank one Media player spits i out and asks to insert a blank disk. Very frustrating. I will buy another brand and see if it works better.

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