How to Copy CDs With a Toshiba L505 Laptop

Updated July 19, 2017

The Toshiba L505 series laptop can copy CDs using Toshiba or Windows software. Use Toshiba's Disc Creator software to create a backup data disc of your original CD. To copy an audio CD that can be played in a standard CD player, use Windows Media Player to transfer songs from the CD to your PC's hard drive and then copy those files to a blank, writable disc.

Insert the data CD you want to copy in your computer's optical drive.

Click "Start" and then click "All Programs." Highlight the Toshiba folder, select "CD & DVD Applications" and then click "Disc Creator."

Click "Disc Backup" in the "Toshiba Disc Creator" menu. Your CD files will appear on the left side of the program window.

Click the "Starting to Backup Disc" button in the lower-right corner of the program window. Toshiba Disc Creator begins reading the CD files, which can take several minutes. View the reading progress in the "Creating Backup Disc" window. When the reading process is complete, you will be asked to remove the CD that is currently in the optical drive and insert a blank, writable CD.

Insert a blank, writable CD in the computer's optical drive and click "OK" in the "Toshiba Disc Creator" window. The program begins copying the original files onto the blank disc. When the copying process is complete, the copy of the data CD will be ejected from the optical drive.

Click "Start," "All Programs" and then click "Windows Media Player." Windows Media Player opens on the screen.

Insert the audio CD you want to copy in the computer's optical drive. The audio files will be displayed and automatically selected on the screen. If you want to copy specific audio tracks, click to uncheck the box next to each song you don't want to copy.

Click on the "Rip CD" button located on the toolbar toward the top of the Windows Media Player program window. Your files will be ripped and saved to the computer's "Music" folder, which can be accessed through the "Start" menu. The files will also be saved in the Windows Media Player library.

Eject and remove the audio CD and insert a blank, writable CD in the optical drive.

Select your ripped files in the Windows Media Player library and drag them to the "Burn list" on the right side of the program window.

Click the "Start Burn" button to begin burning the music to a CD. It takes roughly 10 minutes to burn a full CD.

Click "OK" when the CD is finished burning to eject the disc. Label it and store it in a safe place.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD-R or CD-RW
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Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.