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Old 10-25-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Whenever I try to burn a CD in my CDRW drive, it goes all the way to where it is about to start to burn, then quits, giving me a "medium error" error message. I bought new CDs awhile ago, but after about a week it started to give me the same message. Anyone know whats going on with this thing?
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Two things I do to fix this. Restart the computer (memory leak or laser overheat?) or clean the drive.

It usually happens to me in Clone CD when I haven't restarted for a while.




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Old 10-25-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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how do i clean the drive?
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Typically, there are CD cleaning CD'* out there that have a little fine brush on them. I've used them, and I use one in my PS2. I trust it, but I don't know how it'll work for you.

Just curious, what brand/kind of CD is it? Asstacular bargain CDs can do that sometimes... I ust FujiFilm CD-R'* that are Made in Japan, apparently they're rebadged copies of some of the best stuff out there, which name escapes me at the moment.
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i have memorex...maybe ill go and get one of those CDs tomorrow...there isnt a way to open up the drive and clean it or something?
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What software are you using to burn cds? I used to use roxio, which made coasters out of the cds 4 out of 5 burns. I switched to NTI and only get coasters 2 out of 25 cds
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i use Ahead Nero 5.5.9 and memorex, best combo, only with my POS PC i have to reboot before i burn.
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I primarily use Clone CD for all my data burning. I have a program call Daemon Tools that will load other CD Images as a virtual drive that I can copy with CloneCD.

I have Nero for backing up stuff, tho. And MusicMatch Jukebox PLUS for music.
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