DVD Burner Refuses to Burn Audio CDs

I have Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3. 32-Bit.

It ran an IDE well for a while, then it finally died. I bought a SATA Samsung DVD Burner. It would not read nor write audio CDs, but could write data well. I took it back and bought a SATA HP DVD Burner (HP DVD1260i), which is what I have now. This time it can at least read audio CDs, just not burn them. With both drives I would get a device error when it failed, plus 6 coasters to show for it.

Before I take this back for a third time, is it possible that Windows XP Pro is missing a codec or something that is preventing it from burning audio CDs? Thanks in advance.
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  1. You may need to find a SATA driver for the SATA DVD drive as Windows XP does not natively support SATA drives. This may or may not be the driver you need - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?cc=us&swItem=ob-54270-1
    Your best bet is to check the computer manufacturers web site.

    You could also try a SATA to IDE adapter (around $10) from Amazon or Newegg and this may eliminate the need for the SATA driver.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226024
    http://www.amazon.com/Converter-Adapter-Covert-Interface-Motherboard/dp/B009SO7R0U
  2. kenrivers said:
    You may need to find a SATA driver for the SATA DVD drive as Windows XP does not natively support SATA drives. This may or may not be the driver you need - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?cc=us&swItem=ob-54270-1
    Your best bet is to check the computer manufacturers web site.

    You could also try a SATA to IDE adapter (around $10) from Amazon or Newegg and this may eliminate the need for the SATA driver.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226024
    http://www.amazon.com/Converter-Adapter-Covert-Interface-Motherboard/dp/B009SO7R0U


    I did not know Windows XP Pro does not natively support SATA. But...how am I able to use the drive at all then? Like I said I can listen to music CDs and burn data DVDs, I just can't burn music CDs.

    Plus I probably should have mentioned its a desktop, not a laptop.
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