I dont know what you mean when you wrote:
but when i try burning songs, it won't let me.
pwincessteff: Your drive has two lasers. Perhaps the DVD laser is functioning properly but the CD laser is failing. To eliminate your burning program as the source of the problem, please try the following:
Right-click on a file you want to burn and select "send to" & then the CD burner drive as the destination. What happens?