Burning copy protected cds

Can some one please help me I am about to snap my new cds in 2 cause I cant copy them for my mp3 player…and I cant even get my PC to recognise the cds to play them…please somebody???

It would be nice if you were a little bit more specific in describing what:
1) CD is it
2) What optical drive you are using
3) Software you are using
I can only guess that it is an audio CD (right?) with some sort of protection (CDS, Key2audio, or gawd knows what else).
Be sure to check out http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46159 by Upp3rd0G for more info.

Hi marsh22 ,just as Pirate80 stated read his link and we will be here for you./gs.