Hi. I’m a 69 year old with only 6 years doing e-mails and with no experience burning disks etc.
I have a 4yrOld-HP304w-XPSP2-40Gig-524mb-CD-RomPlayer-2External-HardDrives.
My PC came with the HP-RecordNow-Veritas which I had trouble with and couldn’t figure out. When I found out the XP came with a burner that I could use in my CR-ROM, I removed the RecordNow program, as I felt, since I was not using it, I might as well free up the resources.
Over the last few years, I have collected joke-videos and some home movies, that I was sent, and burned them to my CD-RW’s. Recently, my kids gave me a DVD player and a few DVD movies. This player is supposed to also play CD’s, but none of mine will play.
I was told that they had not been “finished”, and that was why they wouldn’t play. I was also told that I need a special program to finish these disks. I presume the RecordNow program would have done this, if I could have understood it.
I have no idea where to turn now as I get easily ‘rattled’ when fronted with a complex application, or even complex terminology.
Is there an free, or cheap-easy solution, or a simple step-by-step solution that would work for this “old-man”?
I sure would appreciate any help and/or advice.