Write error

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Computer error

A write error is an error that occurs when data cannot be 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.

Causes of write errors

  1. If you are writing information online, write errors can occur if your computer looses connection or times out.
  2. You do not have the proper permissions. For example, if you only have read rights you can read but not write any new data.
  3. When attempting to write (burn) information onto a recordable disc that is dirty, full, or scratched.
  4. Media is failing or bad. For example, if the hard drive is failing or has multiple bad sectors you will receive write errors.
  5. Media does not support write. For example, you cannot write information to a CD-ROM disc.
  6. With a floppy disk or memory card, you may receive a write error if the diskette is write protected.

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