Burner stops writing, write rate drops to 0 and stays there indefinitely... in ImgBurn Support Posted July 8 3 hours ago, dbminter said: Your issue is probably this: I 02:08:32 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) CMC Magnetics makes the worst optical media out there. Over half the problems we see on this board are caused by it and generally miraculously cleared up when you don't use the junk media. I would guess some kind write issue occurred and the communication was dropped. This particularly happens with errors over USB. Write rate simply drops to 0 and nothing ever happens after that over USB. Your cheapest best is to try changing the USB cables and/or use a different port. The next thing I'd try is using better quality media. Try the AZO/DataLife Plus CD-R from Verbatim. NOT the Verbatim Life Series you find in stores. Those are the CMC junk You can generally only find the AZO/DataLife Plus stuff in online stores like Office Depot or Amazon.com. Thanks but I know about the issues with CMC. I just wanted to use the last of them I had. I bought Taiyo Yuden discs, I heard they were good.