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Windows 7: Windows DVD maker unable to burn DVDs

2 Weeks Ago   #1
ally79

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows DVD maker unable to burn DVDs

I have burnt a lot of DVDs on Windows DVD Maker and recently it will not allow me to burn anymore. I don't know what has changed, but it says "An error occurred when burning the DVD". It started working again for a little while and let me burn 2 DVDs, but restarted my computer both times. What can I do because I like this program and nothing I try works.


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1 Week Ago   #2
ally79

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
Can't burn DVDs anymore

I guess theres no fix for "An error occurred when burning the DVD"?
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1 Week Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As any hardware device it may have a problem.
- Open device manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?
- Open a cmd window as administrator and type:
sfc /scannow
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1 Week Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

There's a lot of reasons you might get that type of message. For instance, you might have a bad disc (s) in the batch you're using (which isn't uncommon) or, perhaps there is some dirt on the disc or, maybe, the drive needs to be cleaned. A lot of times a disc is being burned at too high a write speed. The software is set to "fastest." Without a log file, it's difficult to identify the real problem. I don't know if or where it creates a log.
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1 Week Ago   #5
ally79

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

No yellow alerts, missing drivers and I ran the scan...no problems
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1 Week Ago   #6
ally79

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried about 10 discs from 2 different disc packs and I tried the write speed at slow, medium and fast
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1 Week Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

How old is the DVD drive?
It can be dirt on the beam and/or on the sensor.
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1 Week Ago   #8
ally79

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

It says its 7 years old. I cleaned the lens and tried to burn without music on the dvd. It made it to 0.6% complete, before it only got to 0.3%. A small improvement, not much.
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1 Week Ago   #9
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Reading the foregoing points to a classic case of a failed dvd drive does it not!
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1 Week Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

It seems that your DVD drive is failing.

May I suggest you to replace the CD/DVD drive by a HDD/SSD caddy and buy a small SSD (128G)
You transfer Windows and programs to the SSD and keep the HDD for data. You will have the speed of a SSD and the space of a HDD at low cost. It works very well.

Crucial BX500 2.5" 120GB
Aluminum Caddy for 12.7mm

There are two models of CD/DVD drives. You must find out witch model you have (12.7mm or 9.5mm)
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