This full review introduces the meaning, user instruction, alternative, as well as error solutions for Microsoft Windows Disc Image Burner. Instead, it also indicates a way to directly create a bootable disk relying on the current running system. Read the below content created by MiniTool organization and learn more details.

What Is Windows Disc Image Burner?

Windows Disc Image Burner is an ISO file-burning software that can help you burn any ISO files into an optical disc and install the ISO file on other computers. It is developed by Microsoft and embedded in Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, as well as Windows 8 as isoburn.exe.

Microsoft and many other companies usually deliver applications or programs in the form of ISO files such as Windows operating system (OS) and Microsoft Office. This kind of ISO file is an exact copy of a CD/DVD version of the software. The different aspect is that relying on ISO, you can distribute apps directly via the Internet without physical media.

However, sometimes, when there is no network connection, you have to rely on the traditional method to transfer the program file. Also, putting the installation files on a physical disk is a safer way for carriage or storage. Then, you will need to copy the ISO files onto a physical disc like a DVD or CD.

Furthermore, it is invalid to directly copy the ISO file to a DVD/CD. You should make use of a professional tool to “burn” the ISO file onto the target disc and make the disc an installation disc that can directly be used to install the program it contains.

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How to Use Windows Disc Image Burner Tool?

In general, it is very easy to burn an ISO file into a CD/DVD. Just follow the following instructions based on Windows 10 to complete the task.

1. Connect the disc, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R, or CD-RW to your computer.

2. Find the .iso file that you want to burn into a disc in Windows File Explorer.

3. Right-click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image. Then, a new small window will pop up.

select burn disc image

4. In the new popup, it will automatically select the disc you insert as the target disc burner. If a disc burner is not found, make sure that your burner is installed properly and you have the appropriate permissions to burn a disc.

Windows Disc Image Burner

You can check Verify disc after burning to verify the integrity of the burned disc.

5. Finally, click the Burn button to start the burning process. Then, just wait for the success.

How to Burn ISO to DVD in Windows 11?

The operations for burning an ISO file into a disc in Win11 are the same as those of in Win10 if you still make use of Windows Disc Image Burner. Yet, in my situation, in Windows 11, there is an extra option that allows you to burn ISO files.

1. When I right-click on the ISO file, there is an option called Burn with Express Burn.

mount or burn ISO file in Windows 11

2. I choose the option and it informs me about the install-on-demand component. I click Run Express Burn.

install on-demand component

3. Then, it installed Express Burn Disc Bruning and NCH Suite these two items on my computer.

4. Then I go back to right-click on my ISO file and select Burn with Express Burn. The Express Burn app will open itself and the Burn target ISO Disc window will appear.

burn target ISO disc with Express Burn

5. Then, just select the target disc and burn your iso file into it.

Besides, I found that after installing the Express Burn, when right-clicking on an ISO file, the only option I get to burn it is Burn with Express Burn and the previous Burn disc image option disappears. Maybe this is why some users can’t find access to Windows Disc Image Burner.

If you can’t reach Windows Image Disc Burner, just check if you have other third-party disc burning app(s) installed on your machine. If yes, just uninstall it and you will get the Burn disc image option back! Yet, you won’t see the Burn with Express Burn option again if you uninstall Express Burn app.

How to Mount an ISO File?

No matter you are running Windows 10 or Windows 11, you can easily mount your ISO files with just one step! Generally, right-click on the target ISO file and select Mount in the drop-down menu. Then, you will see a DVD Drive appear in your Windows Explorer and you can check its contents.

If you want to remove or dismount the DVD Drive from your explorer, just right-click on it in the left panel and choose Eject. Immediately, the drive will disappear. How easy it is!

eject DVD drive

How to Fix Windows Disc Image Burner Errors?

You may encounter some errors while trying to burn ISO to CD/DVD etc. disc. The following are some examples of error messages.

The disk image didn’t burn successfully because an error occurred. (Error code 0X80004005)

Error 0xC0AA0301: Windows Disc Image Burner has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

The disc image didn’t burn successfully because an error occurred. The write failed because the drive returned error information that could not be recovered.

Yet, you can solve the problem with one of the below methods.

Solutions for windows disc image burner error code 0x80004005

  • Disable your antivirus, firewall, etc. temporarily for burning the ISO.
  • Uncheck the “Verify disc after burning” option.
  • Uninstall other ISO burning program(s).
  • Use another ISO burning tool like IMGBurn, Rufus, and UltraISO.
  • Update your system.
  • The below solutions for error code 0xc0aa0301.

Solutions for Windows Disc Image Burner Error Code 0xc0aa0301

  • Update, reinstall, or degrade your disc, chipset, or other hardware drivers.
  • Update CD/DVD-ROM drive firmware.
  • Delete the registry of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}.
  • Use another blank and compatible disc.
  • Clean boot your computer.
  • Disable User Account Control.

Directly Create Bootable Disk with Your Current OS

If you just want to build a bootable media to boot up other crashed machines, you can avoid trouble by directly making a bootable device based on your working system with the help of MiniTool ShadowMaker, which supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and Windows 11.

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1. Download, install, and launch MiniTool ShadowMaker on your computer. Connect a disc or USB flash drive to the machine and make sure there isn’t any important data on the disc or USB for they will be overwritten in the following operations.

2. If it asks for purchase, just click on the Keep Trial option on the upper right.

3. In its main interface, click the Tools option in the top menu bar.

select Media Builder in MiniTool ShadowMaker

4. In the new popup, select WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in.

choose WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in

5. Next, choose what kind of bootable media you’d like to create, CD/DVD, USB, or ISO file.

choose media destination

6. If you choose to create physical media, it will warn you about data erase. Just confirm it and start the process.

Besides creating bootable media, MiniTool ShadowMaker can also back up your important files/folders, partitions/volumes, system, or the entire hard disk. Most importantly, many useful features are free of charge!

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