Windows Media Player cannot burn to disc because drive is in use [FIXED]
Many Windows 10 users reported encountering an issue when trying to burn a CD through Windows Media Player. Error message Windows Media Player cannot burn to the disc because the drive is in use. Wait a few minutes for other burning tasks to complete and then try again pops up when users try to start the burning process, leaving them frustrated.
Users made sure to explain the nature of their problem publicly.
When I try to burn an audio CD, I get the error message “Windows Media Player cannot burn to the disc because the drive is in use. Wait a few minutes for other burning tasks to complete and then try again”. There is no other burning application running and this issue has only started since I upgraded…
We managed to come up with a few solutions in order to help you fix this issue.
Why Windows Media Player won’t burn a CD?
1. Update/re-install the driver
- Press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard > type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit enter to open the Device Manager.
- Expand the CD-DVD ROM drives section in the Device Manager > right click on your CD/DVD device and select Update.
- Wait for the update process to occur > Restart your PC and see if it fixed the issue.
- Alternatively, you can right click on the CD/DVD device and select Uninstall.
- Restarting your PC should automatically attempt re-installing the drivers.
- If this isn’t the case, download the device drivers from the official manufacturer website.
2. Change the burn speed
- Click the Organize option in Windows Media Player > select Options.
- Open the Burn tab > under the General tab, change the Burn speed to Medium/Low > click OK.
3. Fix the problematic registry entries
- Press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard > type regedit in the Run box to open the Registry Editor.
- Access the following location from the left pane and select the registry:
- Right-click UpperFilters in the right pane > select Delete > click Yes
- Close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer to see if it fixed the issue
We hope that you could find our solutions on fixing the Windows Media Player burn error useful. If you liked this article, leave a comment in the comment section below.
- How to Burn ISO Files in Windows 10
- Windows Media Player Crashes in Windows 10 [QUICK FIX]
- How to fix Windows Media Player cannot play the file error
Microsoft is currently testing a new Windows 10 build 18362.10005 that will allow digital assistants such as Alexa to appear on the Windows 10 lock […]
A wide range of users have reported that their computer starts-up with Devices Diagnostic Level set to Basic. More than this, it seems like the […]