Failed burns

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  1. ultratramp

    ultratramp Active Member

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    i have repeatedly failed to burn about 680MB of files into a cdr. 3 times in a row to be exact. each time i get the message in the attached picture. anyone know what causes this and of the solution? it happens about a third into the write process. thanks in advance!

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    to add, is there anyway to save cd-r/dvd-r that failed in burning?
     
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    That's why I always burn an Image file first prior to burning to CD or DVD. At least if the burn screws up, I don't have to start over from scratch since it's the encoding to image that takes a while.
     
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    dave_d, how do you burn from the disc image after youve saved it?
     
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    Disk utility or Toast... Toast is easier to use though.
     
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    Something like this also happened to me before--several branded DVDs in a row. I thought I had a bad batch. My solution was to reboot the machine and then burn. Things went well after that.
     
  7. renzo

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    You just throw it away. Only happens once in a while.
    Do a disk repair permissions (disk utility), restart computer then burn again.
     
  8. lamski

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    I have an old G3 iBook with a combo drive that refuses to burn anything. Toast displays same error as well. Roxio's support pages document it as a hardware glitch. I'm hoping there's a way to upgrade the firmware of the combo drive to get around this problem.
     
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    the restart solved the problemo. thanks for the replies.

    mond, ive thrown away a huge pile off failed discs. there should be a way or a purpose to recyle these.
     
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    putting it to a slower writting mode sometimes do the trick
     

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