Why would my dvd writer start finalizing and then take over an hour and never stop finalizing?
would convert the video in convertxtodvd then when it went too burn it
would burn then get too the the end finalize and just keep finalizing
like for over an hour any help would be apreciated.
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No, that's exactly correct; until you write a filesystem (with data, since a DVD-R gives you one shot unless you manage deferred finalizing) there are 0 bytes and 0 filesystems for them to occupy there. Media info in the writer might let you know it's an unwritten disk with 4.7GB capacity, but it depends on what you use. Just don't try to write 4.8 GB and expect 90% success; if it doesn't fit, OS tend to call it a bad disc rather than attempt forensic recovery.
Have you tried inserting the mini dvd discs into your computer's dvd drive? Some dvd drives (especially DVD writers) can read unfinalised discs. And then using a DVD writer and a DVD burning software (like Nero) you can then try to finalize the discs.
If this is a Desktop computer it is in.. Make sure 1st it is recognised in "My computer" (icon present) Check it will play / read other discs Check the connectors (SATA or IDE) are plugged into the back of the DVD and the power rail is tight. Also if there is a CD to Mobo lead from the back of the DVD make sure it is plugged in If it spins the discs, and there is no rattling etc, the drive is probably working ok. If you are trying to play movie DVD's, software such as Cyberlink or similar is required
If this is a laptop DVD, check it is seen in "my computer" (Icon present) Check as for Desktop with regard to the correct DVD player software being present
Finally, check that you have the sound drivers installed (will show under the speaker icon in control panel). If still stuck, repost wioth more info
The error message simply means that the burner speed is not adequate enough for the cdroms that you are using. You can try using a different brand of cdroms and see if this helps.
Depending on the age of the cd/writer, it may be time for a replacement. I suggest replacing every two years or so because the laser inside gets dirty and stops working. Sometimes they go out silently and sometimes slowly and annoyingly.
Hope this helped and again, sorry for the chat disconnect.
This problem occurs when your Writer lens goes bad. There is nothing wrong with your system. Just go n get replaced your DVD Writer lens.
It causes so cause your lens has several power regulation. It increases the power as well as decreases the power depends on your layers of your Disc. You might be knowing that your DVD has much more density in space as well as in layers to write than CD. If there are much more depth in the layers a bad lens cannot read the contents.
Does the disk need Defragmenting ??
if your concerned about having no-Backup device, i,d suggest either getting a DVD Writer, so that you can backup to DVD.
Or purchasing a memory card-reader with a 2-4 gig memory card, The other alternative, is to buy an external hard-drive.
Theres also a windows program, disk cleanup. which can help you cleanup unused files and folders.
Finally, you could re-install windows, or look for an alternative defragmenting program.
Mike @ Compurepair.