windows explorer shows blank cd but Propertie

February 14, 2011 at 13:27:49
Specs: Windows 7
Toshiba Satellite laptop, 64 bit, Windows 7, 4 g RAM
Trying to make audio cd's with new Memorex disks.
Used Windows to format. Windows Explorer shows a blank DVD/CD-R drive. Drive properties show 58 mb of used space.

What did I do...or not do?


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#1
February 14, 2011 at 14:19:28
What have you done?
You don't have to format DVD/CD.
You have to use windows internal cd burning function or third party software like nero or maybe free software, to burn your files to CD/DVD.
The cd burning software will do the rest for you.

If you have already tried to format such CDs or DVDs, and the session on that disks are closed, it's not possible, to write further data to it.
In other words, you burned an empty CD/DVD.

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#2
February 14, 2011 at 17:33:44
Thank you. (Puzzled that you're the only one in a long day of Googling and reading user guides to mention this.)

Report: I put the (fourth) CD into the drive and returned to Cyberlink Power2Go 7, which did not give error message. I checked that the files were listed, and clicked Burn. Shazam. Everything very smooth.
Except.

There is no sound on playback. Not a whisper. Properties show 0 bytes used, 0 bytes free. A non-existent disk. A vapor. A mirage?

I cannot begin to say how many hours have gone into all this project, which I had thought would be a snap. Thanks for your input.


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#3
February 14, 2011 at 18:44:38
I've never used Cyberlink Power2Go, so I've no idea, whether or how it works.

I suggest to download the free version of Nero BurnLite10.
http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-n...

There are many, many other free programs for CD/DVD burning.
Use google to search for it.

But Nero should work for you.
You should use a CD/DVD, that has never been used before, to make sure, that there is no old not working burn session on it.

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