Error message when you try to burn files to a writable disc in Windows Vista: "There was an error burning this disc"

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to burn files to a writable CD disc or to a writable DVD disc in Windows Vista, you receive the following error message:
There was a problem burning this disc.
There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be usable.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • A file has a dollar sign ($) character in the file name extension.
  • You are using the Mastered disc format to burn the files.

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, rename the file name extension of the file.

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Article ID: 934544 - Last Review: April 2, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business N
  • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
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