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CD Burning gets stuck

\015 I have been trying to burn a cd and keep getting stopped in the middle\015\012of the 2nd or 3rd track. I am wasting too many cd's. Wondering if the\015\012drive is bad.\015

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Try this:\015\012: Decreasing the burn speed\015\012If the drive is not recognizing the disc at all, skip to Step 4. Decrease the CD writer's burn speed by half to increase the likelihood of a successful burn. Decreasing the burn speed is a quick, easy way of increasing successful disc burning sessions, at the expense of taking more time to create a disc. The following steps are for Windows XP only. For Windows 98 and Me, decrease the write speed from within the software that you are using to write discs (RecordNow, Easy CD Creator)\015\012\015\012
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  1. \015\012Click Start , and then My Computer . \015\012
  2. \015\012Right-click the drive icon, and select Properties . \015\012
  3. \015\012Select the Recording tab and reduce the Current Write Speed by half (for example, from 16x to 8x). \015\012
  4. \015\012Click OK and close the My Computer window. \015\012Try burning a CD. If the drive fails to create the CD, go to the next step.
\015\012\015\012Step 4: Setting up disc recording in Windows XP\015\012If the computer does not have Windows XP, skip to Step 6.\015\012If you are using Windows XP, use the following steps to ensure that native burning is enabled:\015\012\015\012
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  1. \015\012Place a blank disc into the drive.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012NOTE: \015\012If the error <drive letter> is not accessible. Incorrect function. " opens, close it and continue using these steps to correct this problem. \015\012
  2. \015\012Click Start , and then My Computer . \015\012
  3. \015\012Right-click the writable drive icon, and select Properties . \015\012
  4. \015\012If a Recording tab is shown, select the Recording tab, select Enable CD recording on this drive , and then click OK . Try burning a disc again. Continue to the next Step if you are unable to burn a disc. \015\012If a recording tab is not shown, continue using these steps.\015\012\015\012Figure 2: Enable CD recording on this drive c00368150.gif\015\012
  5. \015\012Look for a Recording tab:\015\012If the Recording tab is not shown, Windows XP has not detected the drive as a recordable device. Use the following sub steps to enable the Recording tab:\015\012
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    1. \015\012Click Start , Run , and type regedit in the Open field. \015\012
    2. \015\012Backup the registry: Select My Computer from the list, click File , Export , type a name that you will remember, and click Save . \015\012
    3. \015\012Click OK , and browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\CD Burning\\Drives \015\012
    4. \015\012Click the Volume key that matches the CD/DVD drive that is capable of writing discs. If only one drive is installed, one volume key is listed. If you have more than one drive, examine the data values (by double-clicking them in the right pane) to find the correct drive.\015\012
    5. \015\012With the volume key selected in the left pane, double-click the Drive Type value in the right-pane. \015\012\015\012Figure 3: Drive Type registry value (CDRW) c01367502.jpg\015\012
    6. \015\012Type the number 1 in the Value Data field if the drive is capable of recording to CDRW discs (including CD-R discs). Type a 2 if the drive cannot write to CDRW discs but can burn CD-R discs. \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012NOTE: \015\012A value of 3 indicates that the drive is only capable of reading discs. Changing this value to a 1 or 2 enables Windows to view the drive as a recordable drive.\015\012
    7. \015\012Click OK , and close Registry Editor.
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