|"When I ripped the cd using windows media, it converted the file from mp3 to wma"|
Are you now saying that the original files were mp3 files?
Your original post states "How do i copy an audio cd to the hard drive" an audio cd is like the ones you buy in the shops and can not be copied to the hdd, as already stated.
Now if your cd contains mp3 files that is not an audio cd, it is a data cd. You must as precice as possible when asking for help otherwise you may not get the right answer.
With a data cd, including mp3 files, (they are data files) to copy the contents to the hdd, you select some or all of the files you want and select copy, then paste to the desired location.