How To Fix Disc Burning Failed Error?

How To Fix Disc Burning Failed Error?

While burning data to disc using Nero Burning ROM or Nero Express, the process may unexpectedly abrupt with Disc Burning Failed error. If you have ever gotten this Burn process failed at error, the most frustrating thing is that your disc will become unworkable.

Worry not, we’ve compiled a set of solutions that worked for many people.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Select Lower Writing Speed

Although most disc burning tools these days are mature enough to write discs at high-speed, Disc Burning Failed error is still inevitable.

It is a good practice to burn discs at a relatively lower speed to avoid this issue.

1.Double-click the Nero Start desktop icon.

Desktop Icon

2. In the Start Screen, select Nero Burning ROM.

3. The New Compilation window will pop up.

New Compilation

4. Click on the Burn tab.

5. The default Writing Speed is Maximum.

Disc Burning Failed

6. Select a lower speed, for example, 16x (2,400 KB/s), or 4x (600 KB/s).

Change Write Speed

7. Click New.

Check Disc For Scratches

Even if there are minor scratches going through the read and write areas of your DVD/ CD, the disc burning process may fail.

Abort the current process, eject the disc and check if the disc is dusty, scratched or damaged.

Minor Scratches

If the disc is dusty, gently clean it up with a soft cotton or microfiber.

Hold the disc under running water and gently rub the toothpaste around the radius of the circle of your DVD/ CD with cotton or microfiber.

Remember, do not rub the cloth with extreme force or this would further worsen the problem.

This WikiHow article has detailed steps with pictures and illustrations.

Deep Scratches

While minor scratches can be fixed at home, deep scratches may require professional help.

Data recovery centres have adequate equipment to buff and repair deeply scratched discs.

Buy A High-Quality Disc To Prevent Disc Burning Failed

It is noticed that discs with lower speed and quality often fail.

Buy a blank DVD/ CD with good quality, longevity and speed.

Prefer discs from popular brands with a gold base layer and darker blue-like dye second layer.

Disable NoCDBurning

A user or software may have changed your Registry settings to prevent burning data to discs. Here’s how to restore the default setting:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP:

1.Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type RegEdit, and hit ENTER.

Run Dialog

3. Locate the following Registry path:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer

4. Check for a DWORD called NoCDBurning on the right-hand side panel.

5. Double-click it and replace its value with 0.

Registry Setting

6. Click OK.

7. If the DWORD does not exist, create it. (Right click on Explorer > New | DWORD (32-bit) Value.)

Creating A New DWORD

8. Exit out of the screen and restart your machine.

Don’t Overload Your System

Your system can be said overloaded when there are too many applications and background processes running simultaneously.

Disc burning is a resource-intensive process that requires a higher amount of RAM.

You may be running out of memory. People have gotten this numerous times.

Free-up your RAM by restarting your system with minimal background processes.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP:

1.Press Windows Key + R.


3. Click OK.

4. In the new dialog that appears, click the General tab.

Perform Clean Boot

5. Choose the Selective startup.

6. Un-check Load startup items.

7. Click Apply, and then OK.

8. Restart your system when you‘re prompted to do so.


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