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Posted: 11/22/2003 5:43:28 PM EDT
Sometimes when I burn a CD it will fail, usually in the 50 to 60 percent range. Is it because the CD has a scratch or is it an operator problem. I'm really stoopid about these things. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:48:34 PM EDT
You have to use an incinerator. If you try to burn them in the open, they will just curl up and smoke really bad. Also, the smoke is really poisonous.

Now, on a more serious note. When is the last time you cleaned your burner. Use a CD cleaner to make sure lens is clean and that it is tracking properly. Also check to see that you are using the right settings as to size of the disk (600 meg, 750 meg) I also recommend searching the manufacturers web site for an updated driver.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:52:56 PM EDT
Try using CD's that haven't been lit on fire.

Really, it usually is one of three things.
1) The CD is crappy (bad vendor). Use brand name CD's.
2) The CD is scratched or dirty. Look for scratches and/or crud on the write surface. If dirty, clean it with a soft cloth. Otherwise use it for plinking.
3) The CD burner is trying to shove the data onto the CD at a higher rate than the computer can supply. Try changing the burn rate to something slower (i.e if you are burning at 8x, try burning at 4x).

I'm sure others on this forum can give you more detailed advice, just my $0.02.

Good Luck,


Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:56:46 PM EDT
The burner is new. I've only burned maybe 8 CDs since I've had it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:59:23 PM EDT
Still clean it and check for updated driver. Always do that with any burner. I also agree with Cold Warrior. Make sure you are using quality disks and check the burn rate. Also, do not touch anything on the comp while it is burning. Wait for it to eject. Sometimes attempting to multi task will cause problems.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:02:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:10:13 PM EDT
OK. Thanks guys. Time to call my guru.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:15:17 PM EDT
rainman you cant here,I SAID RAINMAN U CANT HERE! y r u burn in cds?

your brother
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 8:06:05 PM EDT
When I first got my CD burner I made two coasters because of the dreaded buffer under run error.

I slowed the write speed down and presto! No more coasters.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 7:16:34 AM EDT
Just a note...To those of you with older burners...get a new one, the new ones have 'burn-proof', they are much faster, and a brand name good burner is in the $50 range. I agonized when I used to burn cd's. I had a good brand 8X. My new(er) 48X SCREAMS!!! No more coasters.

ByteTheBullet (-:
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