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I am getting this error 0XC0AA0301 when trying to burn Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 to a DVD or CD using the windows 7 built in burner. I have googled this error and it has not been much help.

What causes this error? Bad disk? bad burner?

Should I try a third party DVD burner utility?

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how do I do a hash check? Im using memorex DVDs – MalwareManiac Dec 6 '12 at 21:34
Download this program and get the Ubuntu hash wherever you downloaded it from - – cutrightjm Dec 6 '12 at 21:37
@ekaj Ok the checksum matches so its not corrupted – MalwareManiac Dec 6 '12 at 21:41
I'm pretty much out of ideas besides telling you to look for driver updates and try Microsoft's troubleshooter - the only other thing I can tell you is to use a different program to burn the DVDs, but that is just a work around and doesn't fix the initial problem. – cutrightjm Dec 6 '12 at 21:48

You get this error:

// MessageText:
// The write failed because the drive returned error information that could not be recovered from.

Your HDD where you stored the ISO has some issues. Check it with chkdsk. You should also check the hashes of the ISO. Maybe the ISO is corrupted.

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The "HDD has some issues" part would make people worry. It's either an ISO or CD problem, else he'd be posting different questions. – cutrightjm Dec 6 '12 at 21:35
@ekaj +1 I know the Hard Drive is fine – MalwareManiac Dec 6 '12 at 21:37

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