Error Message when Burning CDs with iTunes

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mozzarella

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For the past few days, I've had problems successfully burning CDs. My cd burner is a Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ [CD-ROM drive] and I'm using iTunes 4.0.7 as the burning software. I've had both for several years and I've burned many cds with no problem.

A few days ago, I started receiving an error message when I attempted to burn a disc. After I instruct the program to burn a disc, it starts normally. It initializes the disc and even starts to write to the disc. At most, it gets through two files and abruptly cancels. The error is:

'The attempt to burn a disc failed. An unknown error occurred (4500)'

When I googled the error message, I didn't get any results. After I initially got the error message, I did manage to have a few times where there were no errors. I did uninstall and reinstall iTunes. Also, through the years that I've had the burner, I've generally burned at a low speed. I've been trying to burn at 8x, which shouldn't be a problem.

Thank you for any help, insights, etc.! I'm running out of cd-rs here! (n)
 

mozzarella

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Or, if no one has any idea, can you recommend another message board/website I can go to?

I can give more info if I've been too vague.

Also, if there's a chance that it's the cd burner, is there any way to test (preferrably one that doesn't waste more discs) if that's the problem.

I appreciate ANY help at all. Thank you.
 
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First I would get a few CD-RW's so you can run a test, erase it and use it for another test. Try another burning program, WMP if you don't have anything else and if you get a similar error then the problem is probably the hardware. You could also try a different brand of CD-R to make sure it's not the media.

Get Nero CD-DVD Speed, a freeware CD-DVD burner diagnostic tool and run some tests with a CD-RW to see if anything shows up there.

You can also post your question here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/, they specialize in CD-DVD burning.
 

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Thank you very much! I'm going to download the program and try it out right now! And thank you also for the link to the CD Freaks website!
 
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