“Burn Process Failed” [Error 4450]
Either of these messages can be quite disheartening. “Burn Process Failed” showing up when using Nero Burning ROM, or “Error 4450” when burning a CD through iTunes. I’m willing to bet that if you’ve found this site through a search engine, you’ve probably got a stack of about 20 or so useless, ruined blank CD-Rs or DVD-Rs; more commonly known as coasters. Basically, from what I’ve been able to deduce, the cause of this problem is a bad DVD-R/CD-RW drive. None of the solutions offered on the web, by anyone, seem to have remedied the situation.
Every once-in-a-while a disc would burn successfully. But these came fewer and more far between. What I finally ended up doing was going out and buying a new disc burner. And now, the problem is gone.
This post gets a huge amount of hits every single day. This problem must be pretty rampant. Too bad no one on any official sites will give any additional information as to what the cause of this is.
So, that’s all I’ve got. If you have any additional info, email me at email@example.com.
Read a book.
Update As Of 6/7/2009
I’ve written an open letter to Apple, Inc. about this problem. I wonder if it will have any effect?
I should also mention that even after having purchased a new CD burner, I still get this error. Problem not fixed.