I see that the forum has changed quite a bit since I last ventured here. Damn, itâ€™s probably been some time now. Iâ€™ve been real lucky in the past and have always found someone more educated than myself willing to lend a hand on some of these basic-but-befuddling computer issues. Iâ€™m hoping that thereâ€™s someone here now who can come up with a quick solution to the current quandary. Iâ€™d appreciate some quality feedback here. So, thanks in advance.
Iâ€™ll make the â€˜symptomsâ€™ list as short as possible. My last â€™Burnâ€™ operation was an audio CDâ€¦BUT, I had run out of blanks and asked a neighbor for a couple to tide me overâ€¦He gave me two, but I didnâ€™t recognize what they really were until both discs were already burnedâ€¦The blanks he gave me were â€˜RWsâ€™ rewritablesâ€¦I have never used them before and this was the first time that my Toshiba Satelliteâ€™s burner, a Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA, welcomed the little buggers into their loading bayâ€¦
I remembered hearing that RWs need to go through an additional â€˜finalizingâ€™ procedure at the end of the burn, compared to the regular routine taken by the CD-Rsâ€¦I didnâ€™t notice anything different in the operation while burning the two discs, and only recognized them to be RWs afterwards, so I donâ€™t know if both discs actually completed their full â€˜finalizingâ€™ routine. I only recognized them as RWs when I went to play the discs in my carâ€™s CD player and they were read as â€˜errorâ€™.
So, then, about a week later, I went to go and burn a DIVX disc. I used the DIVX player (v.6.7) to burn a list of 6 videosâ€¦I always run the same exact operation with pretty much the same amount of mbs in the burn listâ€¦But, EVERY time that I run this operation I get the same resultâ€¦The player gets started and goes to the â€˜Initializingâ€™ stage, stays there for a while, but then I get a window that says, â€œYou have successfully written __ of __ files to disc.â€â€¦The kicker is that nothing has been written to discâ€¦Thereâ€™s nothing written to the disc at allâ€¦The player has skipped the entire â€˜burnâ€™ operation and has gone straight to the window which only should come up at the end of the operationâ€¦The same exact thing happens every single time.
I thought that maybe this was a problem contained only to the DIVX player, but then I went to burn an audio CD a couple days backâ€¦Each time that I go and try to burn a music CD in â€˜iTunesâ€™ (22.214.171.124), I get an error messageâ€¦I hit the â€˜burnâ€™ button and I see the â€˜initializingâ€™ stage of the operation, but before any info can be burned to disc, a window comes up that says, â€œThe attempt to burn a disc has failed. An unknown error has occurred (4280) or (4450)â€¦
Can someone please give me feedback on what might be happening here? What might it be that effects both programs? Iâ€™ve never had trouble burning anything in the past. Is there any tinkering that can be done with configurations or any software fixes that can be recommended? Is it possible that someone hit my system with something that is preventing audio and video burning?