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Unknown Error 4450 while trying to burn CD

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elg3 Calculating status...
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I burned several CD's using itunes two weeks ago and had no trouble. I tried to burn one last night and it kept giving me an error message saying: +Unknown error occurred (4450)+ and it spit my cd out. I have an hp system using windows xp. Does anyone have any suggestions for this? Why would it work and then all of a sudden not work.
hp, Windows XP
  • NancyG Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2007 8:00 AM (in response to elg3)
    I posted this same question on Aug 25 -- I haven't gotten a solution yet -- have you?

    This is so **&&%$ frustrating!! It stopped working all of a sudden....even playlists that I successfully burned before now won't burn.

    I had a problem downloading an album several weeks ago. Apple refunded my money since I never could get the download to work.....since then I've encountered this 4450 error. Have you had any "problem" downloads?
    Gateway, Windows XP
  • johnmhannam Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2007 7:14 PM (in response to elg3)
    I have the same problem.. any solutions yet? thank you!
    HP PC, Windows XP Pro
  • Jaberw0cky Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2007 10:06 AM (in response to elg3)
    20" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • CoreyBaughman Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2007 10:16 AM (in response to Jaberw0cky)
    I am using a HP laptop and tried to burn a cd. I got error 4450 also. How did you fix the problem? Thanks for your help.
    hp laptop
  • cd loser Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2007 2:58 PM (in response to elg3)
    I also have had the exact same problem!!! Worked the first time, and never again since. I have tried all suggested fixes - slower speed, upgrade drivers, different CD's, etc... Once it appeared as if it worked, but the CD was blank. Apple suggests that it may be a a CD drive hardware issue or problem with my driver software conflict. Well, my CD drives burns fine with other programs. No help or refund offered from Apple.
    When someone gets a fix, please post asap. Otherwise, I'm buying from somewhere else.
  • toonz Level 7 Level 7 (22,355 points)
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    Sep 7, 2007 3:02 PM (in response to elg3)
    This could be media problems. If you switched to a new spindle or even got to the bottom of a stack of CDs.

    What does your CD diagnostics say? (iTunes Help menu -> Run Diagnostics. Select CD diagnostics. Select Next. Copy the text from the dialog, paste into a response here.)
  • johnmhannam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2007 7:35 PM (in response to toonz)
    here are the diagnostics. I turned off CD text, get the same frickin msg... time for an email to Steve.... no one else from apple replies back to me....

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zd7000 (PF164UA#ABA)
    iTunes 7.3.2.6
    CD Driver 2.0.6.1
    CD Driver DLL 2.0.6.2
    LowerFilters: AFS2K (3.1.21.0),
    UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (2.0.6.1),

    Current user is an administrator.

    Video Display Information:

    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700

    Connected Device Information:

    Disk drive, TOSHIBA MK8026GAX, Bus Type ATA, Bus Address [0,0]
    Disk drive, DMI WD3200JB-00KFA0 USB Device, Bus Type USB
    Disk drive, SEAGATE ST3160023A USB Device, Bus Type USB
    CD-ROM Drive, TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6252, Bus Type ATA, Bus Address [0,0]

    If you have multiple drives on the same IDE or SCSI bus, these drives may interfere with each other.
    Some computers need an update to the ATA or IDE bus driver, or Intel chipset. If iTunes has problems recognizing CDs or hanging or crashing while importing or burning CDs, check the support site for the manufacturer of your computer or motherboard.

    F: TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6252, Rev 1A11
    Drive is empty.

    Writing CD text is turned on in the preferences. If you're having problems burning CDs, try turning this preference off.

    The last failed audio CD burn had error code 4450(0x00001162). It happened on drive F: TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6252 on CDR media at speed 12X.
    HP PC, Windows XP Pro
  • Ekisvolkak Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2007 4:18 PM (in response to johnmhannam)
    Hi,

    I have the same error message, 4450, when burning cd's. Have you managed to solve it yet? Apple will NOT help - unbelievable!
    VGN-FS570
  • ffjlcf0127 Calculating status...
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    Sep 15, 2007 10:27 AM (in response to elg3)
    I had this same problem and spoke to Apple Support and they helped me get rid of this error this is what I got from them and it definitely helped....follow these instructions.....

    Hello from Apple!

    Tina at Apple Service & Support thought that you might find this article useful. We hope that it helps resolve your technical issue.

    Link: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n305409


    Removing iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Learn how to uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other essential software components from your Windows Vista PC. To uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components from your Windows XP or Windows 2000 PC, see this article.

    Removing iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components from Windows Vista
    In some rare instances, it may be required to remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and other essential software components from your computer. Use the following steps to remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and associated software installed by the iTunes + QuickTime Installer.

    Remove iTunes (Click for more)



    Note: iTunes Store purchases or songs imported from CDs are saved in your My Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes.

    Quit iTunes.
    From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
    In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. The Programs and Features control panel opens.
    Alternately, in Classic Panel of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
    Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
    When asked if you would like to remove iTunes, select Yes.
    After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart if you are prompted to.
    If other entries were present for iTunes remove those as well.
    In Programs and Features, remove any iPod Updater applications that are listed in the same fashion as iTunes was removed.
    Restart your computer.
    After the computer restarts, open Local Disk (C:) in Computer or whichever disk programs are installed on.
    Open the Program Files folder.
    Right-click the iTunes folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Note: This folder may have already been deleted if iTunes was successfully removed in steps 1-7.
    Right-click the iPod folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
    Right-click on the Recycle Bin and on the shortcut menu, click Empty Recycle Bin.
    Restart your computer.
    Install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.
    Remove QuickTime (Click for more)



    Here is some content
    Quit QuickTime Player.
    From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
    In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. The Programs and Features control panel opens.
    Alternately, in Classic Panel of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
    Select QuickTime from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
    When asked if you would like to remove QuickTime, select Yes.
    After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart if you are prompted to.
    If other entries were present for QuickTime remove those as well.
    Restart your computer.
    After the computer restarts, open Local Disk (C:) in Computer or whichever disk programs are installed on.
    Open the Program Files folder.
    Right-click the QuickTime folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Note: This folder may have already been deleted if QuickTime was successfully removed in steps 1-7.
    Delete the QuickTime and QuicktimeVR files located in the C:\Windows\system32\ folder. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
    Right-click on the Recycle Bin and on the shortcut menu, click Empty Recycle Bin.
    Restart your computer.
    Install the latest version of QuickTime from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download.
    Remove Apple Software Update (Click for more)



    Quit Apple Software Update.
    From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
    In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. The Programs and Features control panel opens.
    Alternately, in Classic Panel of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
    Select Apple Software Update from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
    When asked if you would like to remove Apple Software Update, select Yes.
    After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart if you are prompted to.
    If other entries were present for Apple Software Update remove those as well.
    Restart your computer.
    Install the latest version of Apple Software Update by installing the latest version of iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.
    Remove Apple Mobile Device Support (Click for more)



    Quit iTunes.
    From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
    In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. The Programs and Features control panel opens.
    Alternately, in Classic Panel of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
    Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
    When asked if you would like to remove iTunes, select Yes.
    After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart if you are prompted to.
    If other entries were present for iTunes remove those as well.
    In Programs and Features, remove Apple Mobile Device Support in the same fashion as iTunes was removed.1
    Restart your computer.
    After the computer restarts, open Local Disk (C:) in Computer or whichever disk programs are installed on.
    Open the Program Files folder.
    Right-click the iTunes folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Note: This folder may have already been deleted if iTunes was successfully removed in steps 1-7.
    Right-click on the Recycle Bin and on the shortcut menu, click Empty Recycle Bin.
    Restart your computer.
    Install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.
    Notes

    Do not manually delete the Mobile Device Support folder located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple. Use Programs and Features as described in the steps above.
    iPodService.exe Alert
    Follow these steps if the message, "Cannot delete iPodService.exe: It is being used by another person or program" appears when you try to delete the iPod folder.

    Make sure that iTunes and the iPod Updater utility are not open.
    On your keyboard press Control-Alt-Delete. Select Start Task Manager.
    Click on the Processes tab.
    Locate the iPodService.exe in the list.
    Click on iPodService.exe and choose End Process.
    Quit the Task Manager.
    Thank you,
    Apple

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    If you still have questions, be sure to visit Apple's award-winning Service & Support site. You'll find tons of helpful technical articles, information, tutorials, product manuals, software updates, and more that will help you get the most out of your Apple product.
    HP, Windows XP
  • coqui49445 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2007 6:12 AM (in response to CoreyBaughman)
    Cannot burn a cd from iTunes playlist even if it was imported from an original cd or from usbturntable from ION using ez vinyl converter software.
    Help??
    HP Pavilion & MacBook, Windows XP, Also have a MacBook w Mac OSX10.4
  • luigidelgado2 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2007 4:46 PM (in response to ffjlcf0127)
    Obviously not the solution, i've done this 4 times, also its not a hardware problem... 3 days ago I was great burning and burning with itunes until I updated... anybody has a solution please???
    GATEWAY, Windows XP Pro
  • sweetkissyface Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2007 10:40 PM (in response to luigidelgado2)
    I have the same problem, had no prob burning CD's until I updated my Itunes now everything is wrong, what is going on, I'm sooo dissappointed with Apple, they wanted to charge me to help me because my Ipod is a classic and out of warranty and I told them it has nothing to do with my Ipod, its my Itunes and they couldn't give a rat's behind, so wrong, shame on u APPLE!!!
    dell dimensions 051, Windows XP, none

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