Why do I get errors when burning CD at a high speed?

Question

I have an acer cd rewriter model CRW6432A. Whenever I try to burn a cd at 6X write it starts the burnprocess and then immediately says failure in the burnprocess and ejects my cd. After it ejects the cd I am unable to use that blank cd again. It works just fine at 4X write though. I also can't burn enhanced cd's with my burner. The nero burn program ejects the cd and says that it is either invalid or multisession.

Answer

This question was answered on April 16, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It sounds as if your experiencing one of the most common problems

people are finding when trying to burn CD's

Buffer Under-Runs What's happening is that your CD Writer is

attempting to write information to the disk at a much faster rate

then your computer can supply it That's why it's working fine at 4x versus the 6x Here are a few solutions you can try.

1 Defrag your hard drive prior to starting the creation process

2 Close all programs but Windows Explorer, and the CD creation

software.

3 If your CD creation software allows you the option to create a

image of the disk being created to the hard drive, do that, it

will double your creation time, but it may be more reliable.

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Posted by Chester of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 16, 2000