If anyone could please help me with my dilemma--
Up until about 2 weeks ago, I was able to burn in all of my software suites at 48x using my NEC-9100A CDRW drive (supplied in my Dell PC). Now, no matter what I do, I can not get my CD-Rs to burn past 24x.
The problem, however, perplexes me. I have had AWESOME luck with 52x Memorex 80 min/700 MB cds. I bought 100 from COMPUSA last week, and when I found that they weren't burning at full speed (48x, remember), I took them back
. I exchanged them for some 48x TDK 80 Min/700 Mb. Same problem. However, one FujiFilm 40x CD I had shows up as 40x. I have also tried to adjust things manually (ie. settings in the suites such as Nero, DiscJuggler, Alcohol 120%). Heck, I even reinstalled Nero. No difference. I also checked the DMA settings (already on). I am running a P4, 2.6 GHZ, 512 MB, 110 GIG HD, with Windows XP.
I know some suggestions would be to get more FujiFilm CDs, but that's not an option right now. I am miffed because the Memorex worked so well before.
My question is three fold:
1) What happened to my drive that made it stop recognizing more than 24x?
2) Why does some media show up at proper speeds, and others don't?
3) Is there anything I can do (short of calling Dell)?
Mind you, I haven't had any problems with burn speeds [b]AT ALL[/b], until now. It has been almost a year since I got the PC.
I have come to this forum because everyone here seem to rule the world as far as CD-R info goes!
Thank you for your consideration!