Can't burn a data/music CD

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Decka42, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Decka42

    Decka42 New Member

    I have recently purchased the system below and today tried to burn a cd from an album I bought from ITunes store (so I can play it in the car) and using the ITunes app, it didn't work. Ok the songs are copy protected. So just to make sure that was the problem I tried to burn a data cd using both Roxio and Windoze software, still no joy! then I tried to format the disc, shock horror it didn't work either! Has anyone who has the system/drive had this problem????????????? Surely I should be able to burn a music/data CD!

    CD: CD-R
    Brand: Laser, Slimline, Premium Gold
    Speed: 52x

    Drive: F:
    Model: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-851S ATA Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6000.16386 (English), 11/2/2006 17:51:44, 67072 bytes

    Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    System Model: HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 2886MB used, 1439MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Have you tried burning anything else to determine if the drive works. Matshita drives are infamous for problems.
    Then there would be the copyright.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You need to use Itunes, as the songs you bought contain DRM.

    Of course not. At the very least you need to be creating an audio cd, but that won't work either, since the original files not in .wav format and also contain drm.

    Another bad idea

    Packet writing software is junk. Get it off of your system. Do not drag and drop files.

    Your files are not normal .wav files. You need to use Itunes--or your need to remove the DRM (which may not be possible) and convert the files to .wav format.

    Use Maxell Pro (these are Taiyo Yuden with a protective coating), Verbatim Datalife Plus, or Taiyo Yudens only

    Don't use regular Maxell

    And as oldjoe noted Matshita are terrible drives.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
  4. Decka42

    Decka42 New Member

    Yes I have made several sports DVD's without any prob's. I should have mentioned the data Cd attempt was with PDF, Word, photo's that I had created (no copyright).
    Thanks for the tip's and I'll see if things get better/easier.
  5. Decka42

    Decka42 New Member

    Could Vista 32Bit 64Bit compatabillity of software be apart of the problem?
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Unless Itunes doesn't support Vista 64 bit edition, no.