I'm using Roxio ( preload on Dell ), the combo DVD-CD burner and Memorex Black to burn/copy CDs. The drive is NEC 1100a
Intermittantly, the drives freezes during the burn portion and only burns some of the songs, which are playable.
The only way to get out of it is hard booting. Not even ending the process works. And once booted, and I place the partially burned CD in the drive and right click for properties, the drive freezes again.
Is this because Roxio burns the songs pratically un-compressed and doesnt realize theres not enough room to finish?
Is there a way to determine if it's the drive or software, or does this sound like either one is a problem. I do hear that Roxio is poor, but in what respect? Symptomatic of my problems?
I've had this system for almost two years, and just started to burn CDs with it. I've been burning ( encoding/authoring too ) DVDs successfully.
I originally thought it was something running in the background in XP, but I turned most of that off. And if that was the problem, it most likely would do it more often.
Any help will be appreciated and thank you for your time,