Error message when you try to burn a CD or a DVD in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005: "CD DVD Recorder Required"

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When you select the Burn CD/DVD option in Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you receive the following error message:
Ensure that you have a CD or DVD recorder installed, and select Create CD/DVD
Additionally, the following Error event is logged in the Application log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SonicMCEBurnEngine
This issue occurs if the Sonic Solutions burn engine that is included in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is not correctly registered on the computer.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  2. Type the following commands:
    %windir%\ehome\CreateDisc\PxShare.exe /I
    %windir%\ehome\CreateDisc\SBEServer.exe /regserver
    Note Press ENTER after each command line.
Alternatively, you can create a batch file to run these commands. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the Windows desktop, point to New, and then click Text Document.
  2. Type fixburn.bat as the document name, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted about whether to change the file name extension, click Yes.
  3. Right-click the Fixburn.bat file, and then click Edit.
  4. Copy and paste the following text into the Fixburn.bat file:
    %windir%\ehome\CreateDisc\PxShare.exe /I
    %windir%\ehome\CreateDisc\SBEServer.exe /regserver
  5. Save and then close the Fixburn.bat file.
  6. Double-click the Fixburn.bat file to run the commands.
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Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.


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