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U30274 Burner hangs while writing DVDs

Programs hang while writing DVDs or CDs. May hang anywhere between 2% complete or 99% complete. The only way to free it is to turn the drive off unplug the USB cable and turn it back on. Then cancel the program that I was using. I throw away way too many DVDs and CDs. Happens on various software programs. PC operating System is XP Home edition.

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Re: U30274 Burner hangs while writing DVDs

If it were the item you were trying to burn that causes the hanging, in other words a corrupt file, then that maybe the fault, but if it hangs with any other file your trying to burn, either your memory is being used up burning the files or you have a faulty burner, assuming you have tried different makes of dvd disks. Unless you have a dual processor, it's not wise using the pc for anything else at the same time.

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