Burning a CD or DVD can be fun and productive but there can sometimes be problems with the burning process. Common problems when burning a CD or DVD include disk errors, low system resources as well as not having enough room on the disk. Many problems that occur when burning a CD or DVD can be corrected by tweaking a computer system.
One problem that plagues many people who are trying to burn a CD or DVD disk are the occasional disk errors that occur. A disk error can happen for many reasons including using a bad disk or a disk that cannot be read by a DVD burner. It is not uncommon to have more than one bad disk in a batch even it it was recently purchased. Disk errors can also happen because of a problem with data that is being sent to the burner. It is important to have all other programs closed when burning large amounts of data because the process consumes a lot of the computer’s processing power. When a disk error occurs discard the old disk and try the process again with a new one.
One of the main problems when burning a CD or DVD disk is having low system resources. When a DVD disk is being burned it uses a lot of a computer’s system resources. A computer’s resources are comprised mostly of the physical RAM that is available as well as virtual memory used by Windows that is taken from computer’s hard drive. Anytime a program has to use virtual memory it will slow down a computer system because all of the resources are being used. This prevents any other programs from running but it also runs the risk of the computer freezing because it is out of available resources to complete the task
Another problem that can occur when burning a CD or DVD is not having enough room on the disk for all of the media files. This is not a big concern when burning small amounts of data to a CD or DVD disk. However there are times when there are too many files that have been selected in a project to be burned to a disk. It is important to remember that although data can be stored on a CD and DVD disk there is more room for data on a DVD disk. A typical CD can hold about 700 MB of data while a DVD disk can hold over 4 GB of data. Most DVD burning programs will have a graph showing the amount of data to be burnt to a disk.
Many problems that occur when burning a CD or DVD disk can be corrected by simply tweaking some settings on the computer system. There are many programs and options available that can be used to free system resources as well as set a program’s system priority. The best option though when burning a CD or DVD disk is to have only the DVD burning program running.