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How do I troubleshoot my noisy CDRW drive?
  1. Noise produced by a CD-R/W drive while burning CD-R/W media may be caused by the media (the CD) or the drive. Try several different CDs and CD-R/Ws from different manufacturers to determine if the media is making noise. A slight imbalance in the media can result in a noisy drive.
  2. If the CD-R/W drive is noisy with all media, contact your system manufacturer or the maker of the drive for technical assistance. We maintain a list of links to manufacturers' websites on our home page at