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Article ID: 2464262 - Last Review: May 26, 2014 - Revision: 2.2

Summary

With Windows 7, you may receive the following error message each time you start your computer: "files are waiting to be burned to disc". This article describes how to troubleshoot this problem.

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Cause

This error occurs when files or folders are accidentally placed on the drive letter used by the disc burner, or when a recording attempt fails.

Resolution

  1. Click Start
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    and then click on Computer.

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  2. Select the DVD drive, click the right mouse button and select Delete temporary files.

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  3. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

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Solution 2: Remove the temporary files to be burned from the temporary burn folder.

  1. Click Start
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    , type "Shell:CD burning" in the search box, and press Enter.

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  2. Right click on the files in the Burn folder and select Delete.

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  3. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

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Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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