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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 - softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/MD5-Check.shtml –  ekaj 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. –  ekaj Dec 6 '12 at 21:48
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The solution to this issue is to run the disc burning software as Administrator. That should do it.

You can also use different software other than the Windows 7 offering.

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how do I do that? I know right click/Run as admin but I cant find the exe itself in windows –  MalwareManiac Dec 6 '12 at 22:02
    
c:\Windows\System32\isoburn.exe –  Ian Atkin Dec 6 '12 at 22:09
    
ok trying to run as admin just gives me a usage report –  MalwareManiac Dec 6 '12 at 22:16
    
Scroll down to How to Burn an Image from the Command Line. –  Ian Atkin Dec 6 '12 at 22:24
    
I get the same error doing it through the commmand line –  MalwareManiac Dec 7 '12 at 13:55
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You get this error:

//
// MessageId: E_IMAPI_UNEXPECTED_RESPONSE_FROM_DEVICE
//
// MessageText:
//
// The write failed because the drive returned error information that could not be recovered from.
//
#define E_IMAPI_UNEXPECTED_RESPONSE_FROM_DEVICE ((HRESULT)0xC0AA0301L)

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. –  ekaj 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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