Disc burner or software not found [Solved/Closed]

don't know what you mean by this sorry - Apr 17, 2009 at 06:09 PM - Latest reply:  Markus
- May 20, 2010 at 07:53 AM
Hello, I have upgraded to version 8.1 everything was going fine until then every time I want to burn a disc it comes up with disc burner or software not found I have uninstalled and reinstalled but no good I have also tried to go back to the older version of itunes but cant I see a lot of people are having lots of problems with this update I have also tried some of the suggestions they advised to do dont know what else to do help help help thats all I can say I am also very dissapointed in in itunes it was my favourite programe when it was going cheers
Ann
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"Jeff" from iTunes support states that "official" Apple fix is downloading and installing 8.1.1, although Apple seems to be reluctant to state this on their web site. My entire discussion with them is below:

Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. Feel free to post my reply on our Discussion Forums, as I'm sure there are customer's using that method of support who are looking for an answer. I'm very happy to have been able to help you out with this issue, and if you have any further questions, please let me know!

Thank you very much for being part of the iTunes Store family, Rich. I hope you have a great weekend.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday - Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 9:0 PM (EST), Thursday-Friday 12:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

I don't understand Apple's reluctance to be more forthcoming with this. Judging from the amount of complaints on Apple's web site and others, it looks like it was a widespread problem.

It is disappointing to me as an Apple stock holder (really!) that they won't post this information publicly. However, I'm guessing that Apple won't mind if I post your reply on its support forum and other tech forums I have visited seeking an answer to this problem.

Rich

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-----Original Message-----
From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:26:05
To: <rknaup@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126


Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. I understand that you are seeking "official" word from Apple. Now because the information given to me is directly from Apple, you can consider the resolution official. You can rest assured that the issue has been resolved with the release of iTunes 8.1.1.

I hope this clarifies your concerns, Rich. Thank you very much for being part of the iTunes Store family, and I hope you have a great weekend.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday - Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 9:0 PM (EST), Thursday-Friday 12:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff:

Sorry. I guess I wasn't clear. I was asking for a link to this official news from Apple. If it is official, it seems like Apple should declare that publicly. My guess is that they probably have, but I can't find it.

Since I already have installed, removed and reinstalled the prior version so many times, I just want to see something from Apple first. Thanks again for your help.

Rich

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-----Original Message-----
From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:04:56
To: <rknaup@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126


Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. I've just finished consulting with an iTunes Senior Specialist, and have confirmed that this issue has been resolved. You will be able to burn CD's like normal once you have upgraded to iTunes 8.1.1.

I hope this clarifies your concerns, Rich. Please let me know if you require any further assistance with this issue, as I would be glad to help. Thanks for your understanding and have a wonderful day.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday - Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 9:0 PM (EST), Thursday-Friday 12:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff:

I've looked at Apple's web site, and searched all over Google and Yahoo, but can't seem to find anything official from Apple to that effect. Could you please send me the link regarding your engineers releasing this official news? I would really appreciate that before attempting the download.

Rich




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From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>
To: rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:51:55 PM
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126

Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. Well I have great news for you today! Our engineers have released the official news that the issue you have been experiencing with CD burning has been resolved in iTunes 8.1.1. This being said, please install iTunes 8.1.1, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple website:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download

Furthermore, I have issued an additional five song credits to your "rknaup@sbcglobal.net" iTunes Store account, for the inconvenience and your tremendous amount of patience and understanding. You can use these to buy the individual songs of your choice from the iTunes Store.

When you next sign in with this account, the song credits will appear by your account name (in the upper-right section of the iTunes Store). The next individual song you buy from the iTunes Store will use one of your song credits instead of your primary form of payment (until all credits have been used or have expired). Please note that song credits cannot be used for purchasing songs that are listed as "Album Only."

If you don't see your credits, refresh your account information by signing out and back in to the iTunes Store. You can find both "Sign Out" and "Sign In" within the pull-down "Store" menu. If you don't see this menu, you should need only download the latest version of iTunes from our website for free:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know and I would be more than happy to address them for you. Thank you very much for being part of the iTunes Store family, Phil, and I hope you have a great day.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM (EST), Monday-Tuesday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST), Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, but I am going to wait until Apple tells me it has discovered a solution to this problem caused by the previous version of iTunes. As you say, you have engineers working very hard on this now, so I am hoping this will not be much longer.




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From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>
To: rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 1:50:46 PM
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126

Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. Wow, very sorry for the "Marlene" mixup, it's been a long day! In response to your question, our engineers have not released an official fix at this point. However, I don't like to see customer's unable to utilize the application to its full potential, and therefore I wanted to provide you with every last bit of information that may prove helpful.

I am not promising that upgrading to 8.1.1 will work, however some customer's have been able to resolve this issue by doing so, and therefore I felt I should pass the information along to you.

Once again, I apologize for the mixup Rich. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know and I would be more than happy to address them for you. Thank you very much for being part of the iTunes Store family, and I hope you have a great day.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM (EST), Monday-Tuesday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST), Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Marlene? Not sure what that is about. Before installing 8.1.1, let me ask: Is this Apple's official fix, or have some people just coincidentally had some luck? I'd like to hear something officially from Apple.

Rich




________________________________
From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>
To: rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:28:11 PM
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126

Hi Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store again! Now although this issue has not officially been resolved yet, I have some new information which may help. It appears that some customer's have been able to resolve this CD burning issue by downloading and installing the new release of iTunes 8.1.1. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple website:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download

I would like to ask that you try downloading this new software, and then responding to this email to let me know how you make out! You may also be automatically prompted to upgrade to iTunes 8.1.1 when you open the iTunes Application, which will lead you through the same process.

I have retained your request to ensure that I receive your reply and can make sure this gets resolved for you, Marlene. Thank you very much for being part of the iTunes Store family, and I hope you have a great day.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM (EST), Monday-Tuesday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST), Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff:

Thanks, but as you might imagine, I am reluctant to download another version of iTunes when the last one led to these problems. My CD-DVD burner doesn't work properly since the last download. In fact, I had just imported some old 8mm videos of the family, and was going to burn those to a DVD for my father-in-law's birthday. Couldn't get it working, though. It's too bad, because I had been considering replacing my five year old PC with an iMac. However, I could get this kind of functionality with Microsoft.

Rich



________________________________
From: iTunes Store <iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com>
To: rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:03:56 AM
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126

Dear Rich,

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. Please note that you still have full access to your purchased music, and can still transfer your purchases to an iPod if you have one. I am very sorry for the inconvenience, however Apple's engineers are working very hard towards a resolution for this issue.

I cannot offer a refund for the purchases you have made this year, however I have taken the liberty of issuing five complimentary song credits to your iTunes Store account "rknaup@sbcglobal.net".

When you next sign in with this account, the song credits will appear by your account name (in the upper-right section of the iTunes Store). The next individual song you buy from the iTunes Store will use one of your song credits instead of your primary form of payment (until all credits have been used or have expired). Please note that song credits cannot be used for purchasing songs that are listed as "Album Only."

If you don't see your credits, refresh your account information by signing out and back in to the iTunes Store. You can find both "Sign Out" and "Sign In" within the pull-down "Store" menu. If you don't see this menu, you should need only download the latest version of iTunes from our website for free:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience, however I will email you as soon as I have more information for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding, Rich, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM (EST), Monday-Tuesday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST), Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff:

Since time line is so hazy on resolution, how about thiis:

A refund for all my downloaded songs this year. After this is fixed, then Apple can charge my account again. This way, neither of us gets something for nothing.

Rich

------Original Message------
From: iTunes Store
To: rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Apr 4, 2009 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: Downloading; Follow-up: 71227126

Hi Richard

Jeff, here from the iTunes Store. I understand that you are being prompted with an error that the "Disc Burner or Software Not Found" when attempting to burn CD's. I can certainly appreciate how eager you must be to resolve this issue, and would be more than happy to provide some information for you today.

Several customers have reported that they are currently experiencing this particular issue, and I just wanted you to know that Apple is working diligently towards a resolution. You will receive an email after the matter has been investigated and further information is available.

Thank you for your patience. Apple wants your iTunes experience to be as enjoyable as possible.

Should you need us in the future, I wanted to ask that you bookmark these two URLs:

http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/
http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/browser/

With Warm Regards,

Jeff
iTunes Store Customer Support

Please note my hours are Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM (EST), Monday-Tuesday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST), Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Customer First Name : Richard
Customer Last Name : Knaup
email : rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Web Order # :
Support Subject : Downloading
Sub Issue : I continually receive an error message when I attempt to resume the download
iTunes Account Name : rknaup@sbcglobal.net
Platform : Windows XPSP2+
Country : United States (English)
Item Name : disc burner or software not found
Error : other
Other Error : Disc burner or software not found
Comments: H-E-L-P!!!!!

Get dreaded error message above since download of iTunes 8.2! Cannot burn CD, seems to have messed up ability to do so with Nero, too. Is there a fix? Do NOT have Daemon Tools!!!

TrackID: 7593967




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in answer to your email disc burner or software not found I had no end of trouble with Itunes for months after I had upgraded to 8.1 so decided to remove the new version of Itunes and download a older version and after that was able to burn discs again so I will stay with my older version keeps coming up on my screen to upgrade I just say no all is going well now
Ann

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how would you download an older version?
muthafacko > mick - Mar 11, 2010 at 01:26 PM
I dont believe that downloading the old version is whats going to fix your problem but you can download old versions of lots of programs at www.oldversion.com
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Im currentlly upgrading to 9.1 and my theroy is that this will help the problem

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I am having the same problem and have downloaded half a dozen things to try to get my itunes to burn discs again... I just downloaded the new version today and I still have the same problem. any suggestions? do I have to uninstall? then reinstall? please help thanks.
Sorry to hear that, Melissa. I did not have to uninstall, then reinstall. I just downloaded 8.1.1, then installed that. However, your problem may be different than mine. I suggest that you run the iTunes Diagnsotic tool, Be sure your iPod is plugged in to a USB port first. Begin by clicking on "Help" from the menu bar, then selecting "Run Diagnostics". Make sure that all four boxes are checked. You will need to select the drive where you burn CDs. After the four part test is finished, a dialog box pops up with a button that says "Copy to Clipbard". Click on that button.

Next, pull up your email, and send a message to iTunes Support at iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com. Type a few lines about the problems you are having, then paste in your information about the iTunes Diagnostics by hlding down the <Ctrl> key and hitting the "V" key on your computer. That will give the iTunes people the information they need about your individual situation. It is quite frustrating, but I hope this helps.
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Rich K,

Thanks for your info. I ran my diagnostics like you told melissa and sent an email to itunes support. I hope they will get back to me soon. I have never been able to burn a CD with itunes for the 3 years i've had my ipod. I'm too confused by all this stuff to figure out what to do!! So thanks for showing me a way to get simple help!
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Hi,
I have just encountered the same problem. However, I simply updated iTunes to Version 9.1.1.12 and all works fine. :-)
Markus