DVD+RW becomes read only halfway through writing files to it

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sdobbie

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Hello. I was writing a load of pictures and videos to a new and unused DVD+RW using the live filesystem in windows explorer. Near the start of writing, a message comes up saying that the disk is read only. After cancelling, there are some files on the disk and I have tried erasing it and starting again.
 

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Try a different burning app. How many files are you trying to write? Depending on the format you chose, you could be reaching a file limitation.
 

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I have tried different ones but they stop responding and i have to restart the computer to get the disk out.
 
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The first picture makes it appear that you are trying to burn with a DVD-Rom, not a DVD writer.

When you are burning, Are the 800 or so items you are trying to burn separated into folders, or are you sending 800 items to the drive at once? If they are all separate, try making a few folders, then divide the files among them. Then try burning the folders.
 

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I have a writer drive and all the files are in folders for each date.
 

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It seems to be a problem with the disk drive. I put the same disc in my laptop and it works fine.
 
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