1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 31, 2008 1:13 PM by ronto
alfiestiens Level 1 (0 points)
My laptop crashed a while ago and I had to download ITunes and re-install it. Previously I had no problem burning to CD, but now I get an error 4450 after the first song is burned. I have searched the help screens as well as the web, but cannot find any reference to error 4450. Does anyone know what this error is and what I should do to fix this?

Acer Aspire 3500, Windows XP Pro
  • ronto Level 1 (5 points)
    I got the same one and thisis why I found:

    “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.

    So, that’s all I’ve got.

    Same thing here. I hate that Error 4450. I have tried all sorts of ways to make successful audio CDs, and have been unsuccessful. I have changed the writing speed from Maximum Possibel to 20x or 24x, I have changed the brand of CD-Rs I have bought, & have tried burning the music by using a different media such as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, Rhapsody, etc. I had even reformated my main-driver but I still get the same error message when I attempt to burn an audio CD. Now I am definitely saving up for an external CD-DVD rewritable drive.

    For the most part, yes they do. It depends on how much you use the drive. If you’re constantly burning CDs and DVDs, it will, obviously, burn out quicker. This could have something to do with the heat generated inside the drive, damaging the electronics inside. Not 100% sure on that though.

    @ http://godkillzyou.wordpress.com/2007/08/15/burn-process-failed-error-4450/