How to burn a CD-R on windows 7?

October 17, 2014 at 19:54:59
Specs: Windows 7, 2
This has been troubling for quite some time as I've failed to burn the disc after so many attempts. The disc I used was CD-R and everytime I tried to open the cd two options were given : either "use it like a usb flash drive" or "with a CD/DVD player". Which one should I choose ? I looked up in the internet and many suggested choosing "with a CD/DVD player"

This is the first time I tried burning something into a CD and I have no idea how and where to start with.

The following were my attempted actions:
1. Chose "use it like a usb flash drive" but the windows failed to format it.

2. Chose "with a CD/DVD player" and
- drag my 6mb video file into it and right click on the empty space then chose 'burn to disc"
RESULT: Received a message saying " There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be usable"
*Tried it with several same new discs but same result yieled.

3. Chose "with a CD/DVD player" and
- opened up my ashampoo burning studio 2008 and chose "burn file and folders >create a new cd/dvd disc" and added my video into it and "next" all the way
Result: Data record burned successfully! But, still an empty disc after a check.

What am I gonna do!? Help please~!

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October 17, 2014 at 20:11:26
Get yourself some different software. Try DeepBurner, CDBurnerXP, or InfraRecorder...all are free & easy to use.

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October 18, 2014 at 00:21:50
I don't have much experience and haven't burned a disk in a
while, but for some disks, I think including CD-R, you need to
properly close the write operation at the end of writing, or you
might not be able to see anything on the disk at all. A good
burning program should make sure you do that. Some types
of disks can be left unclosed so more data can be added.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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October 18, 2014 at 00:58:36
Are you sure the burner is good? The blank disk after a successful burn might point to that.

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October 18, 2014 at 01:16:52
There is plenty of professional help here:

but the post that will suit you is this one:

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October 18, 2014 at 08:10:53
Sometimes burning at a lower speed can help, or even using a different brand of CD. CD-R's are more reliable than CD-RW. Drag and drop is mostly for CD-RW so that you can use it in the same way as a flash drive.

CDBurnerXP (already given) is easy and good. Note that it is not just for XP - I use it on my Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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