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CD writing speed

I keep getting an "error message" on burning cds. The error message is saying "An error has occured while writing to the media. Enter in a new recordable CD and choose a lower writing speed" I am already writing at only 4x. Why is it not writing on the CD? The cd writing speed is up to 52x and up to 700 mb storage. I am only trying to store 300-400mb. HELP.

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It's most likely NOT the CD..check the settings in your burner applications, where those sort of things are decided.

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These 2 articles from Microsoft should give you all the info you need :)

Read this one first:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03september16.mspx


If the above does not help there is a more advanced article here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129

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