Trying to burn music to a CD-R disc but windows xp cannot format disc

I am trying to burn some music from my desk top to a Verbatim CD-R (700 MB/52x speed/80 min), but windows xp keeps telling me that it cannot format the disc. I have also tried a CD-RW and get the same error messages box thing. I just want to burn the songs my young sons love to listen to so we can have a fun road trip and not wear out my phone battery and induce fights making them share headphones while using the phone to listen to their favorite songs when I can have it on a cd. I have a 2002 Trailblazer so no new fancy hookups for USB.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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  1. I know how to burn the cd but I can't even get to that point cause Windows XP keeps popping up a box saying it cannot format the disc. But I have used the same brand and type of CD in the past without problem.
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  3. How exactly are you trying to burn the disk? The easiest way I found it just to let Windows Media Player do that. It will take MP3s and other music files, and make a regular music CD you can play with.
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