|Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard. |
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
I'm assuming you have Windows XP on your computer.
The CD or DVD drives must show up properly in My Computer or Windows Explorer and be able to read disks that already have data on them.
Not all CD and DVD drives can burn disks.
Some can burn CDs but can only read DVDs that already have data on them. .
You must have a CD or DVD drive that can burn disks installed.
If you have installed Windows XP from scratch, you MUST install the main chipset drivers for the mboard AFTER Setup has finished, otherwise, amongst other things, burner drives may NOT be recognized properly.
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
DO NOT install more than one burning program at a time. That includes WMP 10. You are likely to have problems if you do.
This is a tutorial on how to burn CDs with Windows Media Player 10.