Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Disc burning

  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Disc burning

    Hello Woody, I have your Windows 7 Dummies book(8 books in 1). When I try to burn a CD with one of my files from My Documents
    , nothing happens? No "prompt" comes up when I insert the disc in D drive? I can't find anything under the "HELP" function either. Can you solve this problem? Thanks, Jerry

  2. #2
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hillsborough (San Francisco Bay area), California, USA
    Posts
    571
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
    Jerry,

    ??What kind of files?? ??What burning software are you using???

    Zig

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This is a download that I have on my Desktop. It is a a JPG file...also located in My Documents. My question is why the "prompt" doesn't appear when I insert a CD-R disc? Woody's "Dummies" book on Windows 7 explains the steps needed when the "prompt" is on the desktop. I would like to use the Windows 7 option that is available on my Windows 7 Home Premium. This whole procedure shouldn't be difficult. I am sure there is a clear explanation. Thanks for your help. Jerry

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Slough, Berkshire UK
    Posts
    917
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts
    What burning software you are using is a very important question to answer if you wish to get help.
    Clive

    All typing errors are my own work and subject to patents pending. Except errors by the spell checker. And that has its own patients.

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I am trying to use Windows 7 to burn the disc. If the prompt would appear when I placed the disc into the D drive, I would be OK, but it doesn't come up? Do I have to turn on the D drive somehow. I need help....Jerry Phillips

  6. #6
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hillsborough (San Francisco Bay area), California, USA
    Posts
    571
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
    Jerry,

    A JPG file is a compressed photo file and, as such, can't be "burned" to a disc like an ISO file; it can, however, be copied to a CD or DVD; is that what you're trying to do?? You still haven't told us what software you're trying to use - ??Windows Media Player?? ??Have you tried right-clicking on the Drive Icon in Windows Explorer??

    Confusedly,
    Zig

  7. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    That is interesting about the JPG file. As far as the software is concerned, I am merely going by what Woody tells you to use in his Dummies book. He writes if you are burning a file to a disc you should use Windows 7 not Windows Media Player(he explains Windows Media Player is for music or songs). No prompt appears when I place a disk in the drive as Woody tells you should appear. I must be doing something wrong if what I am writing confuses you. I recently bought a new computer with Windows 7, my old one had XP Pro and I never had a problem copying, burning, or playing any disk. I did right-click on the D drive under "Computer" and no "burn" indication comes up on the menu....Jerry

  8. #8
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hillsborough (San Francisco Bay area), California, USA
    Posts
    571
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
    Jerry,

    You might post a small copy of a scan from Woody's book (since I don't have it) describing what you're trying to do; I doubt Woody would mind on his own forum.

    Zig

  9. #9
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers, FL
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    AutoPlay is probably turned off, which is why you.'re getting no prompt when you insert a disc. Type in AutoPlay in the Start menu window, click on AutoPlay in the Control Panel listings, and choose tthe action you desire for Blank CD and Blank DVD, or choose Ask me every time.

  10. #10
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    near Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Another approach is to right-click the filename in Explorer, select Send To, and click on the appropriate CD drive letter. On my computer, this causes the tray to emerge, ready to accept a disk. Close the drive, and the copying process should continue, asking what type of disk you want to make.

  11. #11
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    London
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    How to burn data and ISO files to recordable CD/DVD discs in Windows 7 -

    http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Use-t...ows-7-win7.htm

    Or try using the excellent free program CDBurnerXP Pro from http://www.cdburnerxp.se/, which is very easy to use.

  12. #12
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Salem, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Open the jpg. If it opens with windows photo viewer, click burn. Or, right click the file > send to > DVD RW drive.

    Mark

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •