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Why would my dvd writer start finalizing?

Why would my dvd writer start finalizing and then take over an hour and never stop finalizing? It 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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  • thewolfdog12 Jan 10, 2009

    Thanks for the advice the thing is I never had a problem with this brand before, the brand is LG didn't think they were cheap.

    It just started doing this in the last week or 2.

    I never had any problems with sony that was the brand I use regular.

    I changed since I got a
    LG 50 Pack 16X DVD+R Spindle for 12.99 from Tiger Direct.

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It could be the DVD/CD's...but if you burn at a low speed it should not have any errors.

And finalizing isn't done differently among different speeds, so it could be the DVD/CD but it also could be the drive.

I would consider trying other types of CD/DVD's see if a CD works from a different brand and a DVD works from a different brand (does it just work with CDs or DVDS?)

If it still doesnt burn, i would consider buying a new DVD drive, consider NEC combo drives on Newegg.com, there are only about 30 USD WITH SHIPPING. I own 2 myself.

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Try a Better Brand of DVDs. Cheap DVDs sometimes doesn't burn correctly. Get a DVD cleaner and clean your DVD player.

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