Write error

Computer errorAn error that occurs while data is being written to a diskette, disc, or disk drive. Below are some different examples of why you may get a write error when attempting to write information.

  1. With a floppy disk you may receive a write error if the diskette is write protected.
  2. When attempting to write (burn) information onto a recordable CD and that disc was dirty or scratched you may encounter a write error causing the write to fail and the disc to become a coaster.
  3. A write error may occur if you do not have the proper permissions. For example, if you only have read rights to a drive you can read data but not modify or write new data.
  4. Finally, a write error may also occur if the media is failing or bad. For example, if the hard drive is failing or has multiple bad sectors you will receive write errors.

Also see: Error, Write