Unable to burn, the burn failed because of a medium write error?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TJames, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. TJames macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    Hi guys, i'm trying to burn a Windows 7 ISO my brother got from some ACM subscription thing. Anyway, every time i try to burn it, it says "Unable to burn "(cd name)". (The burn failed because of a medium write error.)".

    Why is this happening? Is it the superdrive or the DVD-Rs? My computer is the Macbook pro with 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo cpu and with 2GB of 676MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The DVD-Rs i'm trying to use are Sony branded.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Try a different brand of DVD's to see if that helps. It is possible that you have a bad batch...
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    I used to get that error message quite often, it turned out to be due to dust in the superdrive. I wasted 5 DL-DVD's before working it out.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    For DL discs there are many brands people use with success but the most trusted brand is Verbaitum at this point. I've burned a DL DVD just recently without issue using LiquidCD (free).
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    For one, are you using DualLayer DVDs (DL DVD-R) or single layer (DVD-R)?:confused:
  6. TJames thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    I'm pretty sure i'm using just normal DVD-Rs....i threw the label thing away so i don't really know. I do have this piece of paper that came with it that says Accucore, not sure what that means though.
  7. TJames thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    Alright guys, i resolved my problem. Turns out it was the DVDs because i found some random solid white colored blank DVDs in my basement, so i just tried them and they worked. I think they're from the apple store, thanks for all of the responses anyway.

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