Hey guys, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section. My DVD burner is having some major problems and I'm running out of places to turn to.
After hundreds of successful burns, my NEC 1100A started giving me buffer underrun burn failures (using Nero 5.5). Dell replaced it with a Teac W58E. The burn begins well, but somewhere past 50% it slows down dramatically, eventually hanging around 75%. Meanwhile, the drive is spinning hard, slowing down, and spinning back up again. Nero does NOT report a burn failure. Even after quitting Nero, the drive is still spinning hard and I cannot eject the disc.
I've updates Nero, switched the IDE plugs and power source, defragmented PC, disabled most everything from startup, ran Spyware + Adaware, ran Norton Antivirus + Trendmicro. The drive also hangs with Easy CD creator, so it's not a Nero thing. I have a P4 3.06 with 528ram, 55 gigs free.
Did Dell send me a busted drive? Any help will be appreciated.