How to Fix Disc Burning Failed Error?

Optimum Power Calibration Rate is something which is a small pre-burn test performed by your CD/ DVD burning software. In your case, the computer has failed to perform it due to one or more reasons as pinpointed in this article.

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Buy Good Quality Blank DVDs

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Disable IMAPI CD Burning COM Service

Determine the status of this service. Stop it if it is already running.

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

1. Press Windows Key + R; type “services.msc”

2. Press ENTER.


3. Scroll down the services list in new window.

4. Right click IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service; select Properties.

5. This opens up Service Properties dialog box. Click General tab.

6. Set Startup Type: Disabled


7. Click Apply, and then OK.

8. Restart your PC.

Burn Disc at a Lower Speed

New Compilation is the default window that opens when you start Nero. To avoid getting your disc burning failed, choose a lower burning speed.


For Nero Multimedia Suite 10:

1. Open up Nero. Now you’ve New Compilation dialog on your screen.

2. Click the Burn tab.

3. In the “Write speed” drop down box select a lower burning speed. Example: 4x (5,540 KB/s)

4. Click the New button.

5. Add up new files, folders in the subsequent page that opens. Make sure you select correct DVD Drive in the drop down box located on the standard toolbar.

6. Go ahead and click Burn Now button.

Clear Up Temp Folder Contents

Before burning files to your DVD it is important to keep sufficient amount of free disk space. Your disc burning software uses temporary directory to process and copy a number of files. Sufficient amount of free space is required depending upon the size of folder(s) selected to be burned on disc.

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

1. Double click This PC or Computer or My Computer icon on Desktop.


2. Right click the system drive; usually drive C:\


3. Select Properties from context menu.

4. Now click General tab > Disk CleanUp.


5. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Update DVD ROM Driver

Fire up Device Manager and update your outdated DVD Drive.

For Windows 10:

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Device Manager.


2. Expand the top node entry, and then your DVD/ CD ROM Drives node.

3. Right click the DVD/ CD ROM, and choose “Update driver software” option.


For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key + C to fire up Charms Bar.
  2. Click Settings | Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Security | Administrative Tools.
  4. Double click Computer Management icon.
  5. This opens up a new window. Expand following nodes:
  • Computer Management (Local) | System Tools | Device Manager
  1. Here you see list of all devices on the right panel.
  2. Expand DVD/ CD-ROM Drives node.
  3. Right click the device, choose “Update driver software”. Follow the on-screen instructions.


For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK.
  3. Refer Steps # 7-8 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Don’t Let your System Overload

Your open programs and background processes are consuming too much system resources. As a result of dozens of programs and services it gets overloaded.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key + X; select Task Manager.
  2. End all Non-Microsoft, unnecessary tasks from following tabs:
  • Processes
  • Details
  • Services
  1. Exit the program.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
  2. Click Open Task Manager.
  3. End all junk, third party software programs from following tabs:
  • Applications
  • Processes
  • Services
  1. Exit out of the screen.

Disable User Account Control

A security feature in Windows named User Account Control, sometime conflicts with your DVD burning software. Try attempting to burn the disc after disabling UAC feature.

For Windows 10:

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Control Panel.

2. Click User Accounts > User Accounts.


3. Click “Change user account control settings” link.


4. This opens User Account Control Settings page. Move the slider to extreme bottom, and then click OK.


5. Reboot your machine.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Open up Control Panel. (Refer Update DVD ROM Driver section)

2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety | User Accounts.

3. Click “Change user account control settings” link.

4. This opens up a dialog with a slider. Move that slider to extreme bottom — Never Notify option.

5. Click OK and then restart your system.


For Windows 7:

1. Click Start.

2. Type “Change User Account Control Settings” in Search Box.

3. Open that keyword from Search Results.

4. Refer Steps # 4-5 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start; select Control Panel.

2. In the Search box on top right corner, type “UAC”

3. Now that you’ve Search Results on your screen. Click “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off” under User Accounts category.

4. In the new screen, uncheck the box labelled “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer”.

5. Click OK and reboot the PC.

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