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Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 Blu-ray burning bug

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2011 12:57 User comments (9)

Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 Blu-ray burning bug Windows 7 flaw found to miscalculate available capacity on blank Blu-ray media.
If you have tried to burn data to a blank Blu-ray media and received a bizarre error instructing you to keep your BD writer's firmware up to date, then you are not the only one. Microsoft has acknowledged that a flaw in the Windows 7 operating system causes it to miscalculate available capacity on blank Blu-ray media.

The problem arises when users try to burn more than 23GB or data to a single layer BD-R(E) disc, or 46GB to a dual layer disc. The burning process fails and the user is presented with an error message.

"The disc wasn't burned successfully. Make sure that you have the latest firmware for your CD or DVD burner installed, and then try again," it reads.



The problem, according to Microsoft's own documentation, "occurs because Windows 7 does not calculate the write capacity of BD-R correctly." Unfortunately, Microsoft Support does not give any indication for when the problem will be fixed, and the workaround is hardly a credible solution.

"To work around this issue, do not attempt to write more than 22GB of data onto a BD-R Single Layer disc or 45GB for a BD-R Dual Layer disc," Microsoft's material reads.

Perhaps we should just stick to third-party solutions for our Blu-ray burning.

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9 user comments

128.7.2011 14:44

Hey... those discs aren't cheap Microsoft. Also, the default CD/DVD for burning in Windows was never really that great. I still use CDBurnerXP. Now I just wish someone would make a free or cheap Blu-Ray playback software.

228.7.2011 23:07

Who would ever want to use that crappy built-in software anyway? Bluray burners have been around for a long time, and people are just now noticing this? Probably because no on ever tried doing it the other way before...for good reason.

Thankfully, it is a bug with a crummy burning application that no one uses; not a bug with windows itself.



329.7.2011 4:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:


Thankfully, it is a bug with a crummy burning application that no one uses; not a bug with windows itself.
A bug with in a bug :p

edit: just in case you were wondering wtf i was going on about,i.e a buggy app inside another buggy app tho to be fair win 7 ain't no where near as buggy & bad as xp
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Jul 2011 @ 4:09

429.7.2011 5:51

BUGCEPTION.




IMPORTANT: If you hate Sony for being so corrupt, copy this image into your signature too!

529.7.2011 7:27

MS burning app is not equal to LightningUK work.
Imgburn is my burning app of choice.

61.8.2011 23:56

Originally posted by dp70:
MS burning app is not equal to LightningUK work.
Imgburn is my burning app of choice.
^ THIS

75.8.2011 14:39

I, too, was going to promote ImgBurn. I'm one of the beta testers. :)

86.8.2011 21:42

Originally posted by KSib:
Hey... those discs aren't cheap Microsoft. Also, the default CD/DVD for burning in Windows was never really that great. I still use CDBurnerXP. Now I just wish someone would make a free or cheap Blu-Ray playback software.
Huh? The player that came with my BD drive was free.

98.8.2011 5:01

NCH express burn is a good alternative

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