"Write Errors" in XP-Roxio or WMP

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raybee

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AFter burning CDs for some time with success, both video and music, I'm getting "Writing
Errors" when trying the same thing lately, ruining the CD. Here's what I've done so far:
Changed the brand of CD from Phillips to Maxell - got "write errors"
Went from Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator to Windows Media Player - same problem
Tried to contact Roxio tech support........they make it almost impossible, no results
Tried to contact Sony (software for the Roxio).....they gave me a phone number that
ended up being the Hilton Hotel! Then, when I called back, Sony was closed.
Went to my "old" Compaq computer running Win98SE, and can burn Roxio CDs
successfully, but the system is too slow for video.
Hope this is enough info for you expert-type people - I'm trying to avoid system restore.
Thanks for any replies
 
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Have you considered what is perhaps the obvious however, that the drive itself may be dying?
 

raybee

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Although the drive is less than a year old, and not used that often, I guess that could
be the case. How would I check to see if it's dying??
 
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The simplest way is by replacement.

I have seen drives die in a shorter time that that. The laser reliability may be dropping according to the price I suspect.
 

raybee

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I am convinced the problem is with Roxio after reading all the unhappy customers with
"write errors" just like me in other forums.
Does anyone know how Nero stacks up with support of their product?
I've had it with Roxio - - I hope no one ever buys their stuff in the future -
Three days of trying to log in, with circular failures, re-entering passwords over and
over, having them rejected. Finding a "contact us" link, with the same run-around,
I have decided to throw the whole program out, and get something else that might
at least last a year!
Hope somebody has some experience with nero, who can pass it on?
Thanks.:mad:
 

raybee

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My problem was that I got tangled up with Roxio's bad service and non-working website,
and forgot the 3 basic rules:
1. Quit and re-start the program, and if that doesn't work.
2. Shut down and re-start the computer, and if that doesn't work.
3. Uninstall and Re-install the program..................and that worked!

I'm still going to dump Roxio, but first, I'm going to dump and reload the computer.
I'm sure something serious must have gotten corrupted along the way.
Wish me luck.:p
 

tony007

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I would'ent dump roxio its far better and quicker than nero try working through your problem slowly.
 
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