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Windows 7: DVD RW Cannot complete the burn process

29 Sep 2010   #1
jayrod

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
DVD RW Cannot complete the burn process

My DVD RW won't complete the burn process to a blank dvd. it freezes when it reaches to 30 secs left.. and the drive won't open using the eject button.. Help!!!

thanks..


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29 Sep 2010   #2
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

To me it sound like your dvd is scratched, or the software you are using is corupted. If you are on a desktop you can eject the drive using a paperclip and poking it through a pinhole in the front of the drive.
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29 Sep 2010   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrod View Post
My DVD RW won't complete the burn process to a blank dvd. it freezes when it reaches to 30 secs left.. and the drive won't open using the eject button.. Help!!!

thanks..
Hi! jayrod, welcome to W7F

Do you see a small hole below the door to your DVD player?
Straighten out a paper clip, and insert it into the hole, about an inch in you feel some resistance.

While pushing on this resistance push the eject button. It may take a few tries.


Hi! ionbasa, I see you beat me to it.
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29 Sep 2010   #4
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote:
Hi! jayrod, welcome to W7F

Do you see a small hole below the door to your DVD player?
Straighten out a paper clip, and insert it into the hole, about an inch in you feel some resistance.

While pushing on this resistance push the eject button. It may take a few tries.


Hi! ionbasa, I see you beat me to it.
Dont wory, you decribed more in detail, i was multi-tasking so didn't get to go as in depth as you did with the "paperclip" method.
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29 Sep 2010   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

It would be helpful if you could tell us the make/model of your DVD burner/player.

Have you been able to burn other DVD-RWs?

Is this the first time this has happened?

Have you changed brands of disk medium?

Have you recently installed any new programs?
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29 Sep 2010   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Dont wory, you decribed more in detail, i was multi-tasking so didn't get to go as in depth as you did with the "paperclip" method.
Noted, Thanks.
I was looking at my player/burner, and noticed that I don't have the hole.
I'm going to have to look up a way to open it if/when I get into a jam.
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30 Sep 2010   #7
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

just thought to let you know Iv seen some models where the front plate snaps off, and the you pull the entire tray out. kinda weird way.
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30 Sep 2010   #8
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tip.
I have a Gateway DX4831e with a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH41N [CD-ROM dr].

Its one of those where the button is on the side, the tray pushes the door open. I can pull the door open by hand, and it exposes the front of the player/burner.

I'll have to investigate your tip further.
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30 Sep 2010   #9
jayrod

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

pushing the hole infront of the drive really works.
thanks a lot guys.
Now i only hav 1 concern left, if i will burn a cd it will not complete the burn process. it stuck when it says 30 secs left to complete the disc.
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30 Sep 2010   #10
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

well, first i wound check the software you are usin, and posibly try re-installing it, unless it was a bad disk which sometimes happens.
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