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CDR and DVD+R Burns now fail - "There is a problem..."


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I have been burning data CD and DVD's for a while with Roxio 9 and a Plextor 760A.

 

Today for no apparent reason, I am having problems using the exact same Verbatim media I have used in the past.

 

I tried to burn a data CD and it started burning, got about half way through and it stopped with the Roxio error message that "there was a problem writing to the disc".. Please retry, etc... So I tried different media for the heck of it and got the same result. Now for fun, I tried to burn just ONE SMALL FILE to a CDR and that worked! Hmmmm.

 

I tried to go to menu options and do a disc test with a CDR and it failed right away, it did not look like it even tried to read it. I tried to do a test of a DVD+R and it did test it, and it came back average quality.

 

Device manager says all is fine, and burner is running in UDMA4 mode.

 

Any ideas? I do have "verify disc" checked which I always have.

 

Very strange..

 

BJBBJB

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The lens cleaner Mark suggested may help but it really sounds like your CD laser is failing.

 

These things are really just like light bulbs and do wear out.

 

Thanks for the thoughts. After much debugging I determined the issue was a hard drive file issue. There was a file that I could not even copy using explorer...so of course Roxio could not burn the file.

 

On one hand, I am glad that I don't have a Roxio or burner issue. On the other hand, now I have to replace an almost new hard drive!

 

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I have been burning data CD and DVD's for a while with Roxio 9 and a Plextor 760A.

 

Today for no apparent reason, I am having problems using the exact same Verbatim media I have used in the past.

 

I tried to burn a data CD and it started burning, got about half way through and it stopped with the Roxio error message that "there was a problem writing to the disc".. Please retry, etc... So I tried different media for the heck of it and got the same result. Now for fun, I tried to burn just ONE SMALL FILE to a CDR and that worked! Hmmmm.

 

I tried to go to menu options and do a disc test with a CDR and it failed right away, it did not look like it even tried to read it. I tried to do a test of a DVD+R and it did test it, and it came back average quality.

 

Device manager says all is fine, and burner is running in UDMA4 mode.

 

Any ideas? I do have "verify disc" checked which I always have.

 

Very strange..

 

BJBBJB

Since everything was working in the past and it is affecting all media, you might want to try a lens cleaner on your drive.

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