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all of a sudden it takes me 24 minutes to burn a cd

Postby bardos on Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:56 pm

Using a Lite-On sohc 5232k I have been using Nero to burn cd's and it was taking about 3 minutes or so per cd. Then I started to try to clone a couple of cd's. Nero seemed not up to the task, was it the software protection? It was spitting out half done cd's saying there had been an error.

Ok no problem, I downloaded Alcohol 120%. It also failed, but didn't ruin the cd. Then I started using Clone-cd and presto, perfect copies.

The thing is it took around 20+ minutes to do the clone. First it created an image file, cause I wasn't burning "on the fly". Ok no problem, that's only 4 minutes or so. But then it goes into a stange mode for 15 minutes or so with the yellow light on but no burning taking place and the computer pretty hung, finally at about 16 minutes the graph begins to move and I get perfect copies after another 3 minutes.

I figure: this must be what cloning is all about, takes a long time.

Wrong. Today I went back to Nero to burn an avi to cd (normally a 3 minute process) and the same thing happened. Took 24 minutes. So there has been some change of configuration through the loading and unloading of these new programs?? Can anyone help out here?

Thanks, eric
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Postby burninfool on Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:00 pm

Make sure DMA is enabled in Device Manager and install
ForceASPI.

BTW...if they are audio CD's try ripping with IsoBuster(right-click->extract audio to WAVE).
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Postby bardos on Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:09 am

burninfool wrote:Make sure DMA is enabled in Device Manager and install
ForceASPI.

BTW...if they are audio CD's try ripping with IsoBuster(right-click->extract audio to WAVE).

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haven't installed force aspi yet, DMA is enabled and I just extracted the wav files with isobuster and am burning an audio cd with Nero. Another 24 minute session. (Actually it was a 16 minute session this time.)
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Postby bardos on Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:44 am

it's like a 16 minute "lead-in" phase with Nero, in which Nero sucks up VM memory like a bandit (114mb)
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Postby burninfool on Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:12 pm

How much RAM do you have and what OS are you using?
Also shutdown other apps(firewall,screensaver,etc) before burning.
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:06 am

Could be also a media related problem.Did you try burning on other media?


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Postby bardos on Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:22 am

I'm using WinXp and I have 1gb of RAM. Asus p4pe with two sticks of Buffalo 512mb ram. I have used various burning programs and switched cd media as well. same thing. Also, I went back to an image of 10 days before (using Drive Image) before I had loaded any new software and it's also the same problem. So I guess I'll put the burned in another computer and see what happens.
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Postby bardos on Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:09 am

Took it out and put it in another computer. Still takes 24 minutes to burn. Changed cd-r's and still the same. Put my old 24x10x40 back in my own computer and it works like always, maybe 4 and a half minutes to burn a cd.

Updated the firmware on the combo drive and it still burns at 20-24 minutes. Must be defective.
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