CD-RW not working under Windows 7

I installed windows & on an older computer (2006) and now I cannot write files to CD-RW . The drives (DVD and DVD-RW) work if I put a music CD in them. But if i try to burn data to them it's no deal.
Anyone have any idea of what's going on?
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  1. 1. Were you able to burn Data on same drive prior to installing Windows 7
    2. Uninstall driver in Device Manager and restart PC and let Windows automatically select/install driver
    3. Try This
    4. Drive might have gone bad - possible?
  2. Most probably your drive has gone bad. The lasers in a CD/DVD drive do die after a time due to contamination in the laser during manufacture.
  3. I don't know why I overlooked the obvious. Thanks for your replies.
  4. flgator2011 said:
    I don't know why I overlooked the obvious. Thanks for your replies.


    Thanks for acknowledging!
    Happy Holidays!!!
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