Why does my DVD-RW disk hang when I right-click on it to erase failed burning data?

Ghodke November 30, 2012
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I just bought a new DVD-RW disk to make Windows XP bootable, but I just started to burn it and it returned with writing error after 80% data writing.

So I have re-inserted disk into DVD drive to erase that data, but it only shows DVD-RW icon instead of how much data I have burned and how much disk is free. As I right-click on DVD drive icon, my Windows Explorer hangs and when I eject it my Windows Explorer performs well.

I have tried my previous DVD-R disks, which work fine without hanging.

Please suggest me a solution. I am using Windows 7
Thanks.

  1. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Your DVD-RW is saying to you that he can't handle it anymore and Its now time for you to get a new one.

  2. Paul Pruitt
    January 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm
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    December 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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  4. Shahbaz Amin
    December 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Probably cos its still busy? Restart computer and try again?

  5. Douglas Mutay
    December 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I can understand that you're using Windows built in feature to burn your DVD. If so, I will suggest to install a software to burn your DVD and avoid that kind of error.

  6. Qin Tang
    December 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Your DVD-RW disk maybe damaged.

  7. Arun Singh
    December 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    your DVD-RW might be corrupted so it hangs. Some time DVD-RW corrupt at first use also.

  8. Jim Chambers
    December 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Did you use the Windows 7 DVD burning software or another DVD Burner. I suggest you install a free DVD burning software such as Ashampoo DVD Free to erase and rewrite your DVD-RW. Try writing at half maximum speed.

  9. ha14
    November 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    perhaps because DVD-RW was not finalized, also probably the DVD-RW is corrupted and no more recoverable so windows xp has difficulty to treat it.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      December 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      I think this is what happened. Try using another DVD. If it's working normally, then it means that DVD-RW is screwed.

  10. Ali Ehsan
    November 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Try that DVD-RW disk in other DVD DRIVES, if it doesn't work it's really not worth your time and effort messing around with it. maybe then you have to throw it away

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