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""Exception: "WRITE" command failed on device 1:1:0 Read/Write error or bad medium detected"

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Last updated: 19 Jun, 2008
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I keep getting the following error: "Exception: 'WRITE'command failed on device 1:1:0 Read/Write error or bad medium detected (04h 00h 02h 03h 73h 02h) [subcode=-40]". What do I do?

First try to disable Auto Insert Notification. If that still does not work, you should try a different brand of CDs. Some media simply doesn"t work well with certain CD Recorders. Also, "no-name" brands are not made at the same quality level as "name" brands such as "Memorex", "Sony", or "Maxell". Not all CD-R discs are made equally and sometimes even name brand discs do not work with a specific CD Recorder.

In addition you can try doing the following:

1. Disable anything that may cause this such as software firewalls, screen savers, or anti-virus scanners.

2. Try lowering the burn speed to 1x to see if that helps.

3. Change brands of CD-R discs.

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