Burning issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sludeking, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. sludeking macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Ever since upgrading to Lion I haven't been able to burn anything (cd, dvd, etc.).

    This is a bit frustrating as I've needed to do so a few times but haven't been able to.

    Anyone know of a fix for this? Driver updates, something?
     
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    Why can't you burn anything? Do you not know how/where to do it or are you getting an error message? Which program(s) are you using?

    Post any error messages you get.
     
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  4. sludeking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I can't burn using anything. Tried with Disk Utility, iTunes, Toast, etc. Nothing works.

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    The error I got this time round, was due to a medium write error.

    I've had one before that was due to something else. Don't remember what that was though.
     
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    Long shot.

    Have you verified and repair disk permissions while booting from the recovery partition?

    Worth a go, and won't do any harm.
     
  6. sludeking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I haven't. Care to explain how i do so, so I can give it a try.

    Would be appreciated.
     
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    First you need Lion Recovery installed (either on a USB Memory sick or on your hard drive)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433 (download file)
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848 (instructions)

    Once all the above has been done, then boot to the Recovery Partition and select Utilities > Disk Utility.

    Click verify and repair permissions on the affected HDD.
     
  8. sludeking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok ok. And you're certain this won't affect my computer and any files I have?
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    Yes, this will not affect your files.

    However it is always wise to have a backup. Have you looked at Time Machine? Its included on Lion and creates hourly (or any interval back ups) I have my iMac backed up every 24 hours.

    Edit*

    The Recovery Partition may already be installed if you Mac shipped with Lion! This will save you having to do some of the steps listed above.
     
  10. sludeking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I just need to wait til I get home from my parents before I can make a backup. But will give it a shot and see what happens.

    Thanks for the help so far. Will write back if I still can't burn. :)
     
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    Do that. We will get to the bottom of this.
     
  12. kftrainer macrumors regular

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    Unable to burn

    I am also unable to burn any data, photos to a compatible disc as well. I am glad someone brought up the issue. I thought it was an individual problem.

    So here is my dilemma , I dont have any external drive but have The Recovery HD on my disk inside the main partition . Does that make sense?

    I have also ran disk permissions earlier just on my computer (the main drive) with Disk Utility and did not have any change in the issue. So is there anything I can do to resolve this aside from obtaining an external drive as you outlined above.

    Thanks this has been a issue for the last 6 months I would say. It would be great to get this resolved thanks
     
  13. sludeking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey. So I found time to verify and repair, etc. No luck. I still can't burn any data to any type of disc.

    =(
     

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