View Full Version : All of a sudden, it takes 2 hours to burn a dvd!?!

2006-03-07, 07:11 PM
Anyone have this problem before?

I've burned hundreds of dvds with nero, taking about 12-15 minutes each.

Now it takes 2 hours to burn.

I just defragmented the hard drive to no avail.

Any suggestions?

2006-03-07, 07:39 PM
I dunno...the only time I've run into something like this was when my hard drive went/was going bad.

2006-03-07, 08:00 PM
is your buffer level bouncing?
is yer drive's firmware updated?
changed media manufacturers recently?

2006-03-07, 08:40 PM
this is exactly how my last drive went out.

2006-03-08, 07:15 PM
The buffer level is bouncing.

It won't hit 100, it jumps between 25 and 51%

I'm not sure what my drives firmware even is.

I've tried several different kinds of media.

It even takes over an hour to read a dvd to be copied.

We just bought this laptop in november, so I sure hope the hard drive hasn't gone bad.

2006-03-08, 07:57 PM
I just had my first DVD burner go out on me, and that's exactly what it was doing. The first symptom was that it took 40 minutes to burn a cd. If I tried to extract a disc using that drive it would just skip - and use a lot of my cpu's resources. I defraged to no avail. Then when I tried to burn a DVD with decrypter my buffer would jump all over the place, but never get above 25 or 30% :(

Oh well, I'm replacing it with a dual layer, so I can justify it as an upgrade ;)

I doubt it's the harddrive, if you just bought it in November it should still be under some kind of warranty

2006-03-08, 10:15 PM
turn on dma for the drive. sounds like you have pio on.

2006-03-10, 01:01 AM
I'm sorry that I dont have a clue what that means.

Would I do this through Nero, or the properties of my drive?

I didn't see either of those things.

2006-03-10, 01:32 AM
Sysco54645, you are the freaking man!

I am so happy.

Thank you so much!

2006-03-10, 08:37 AM
turn on dma for the drive. sounds like you have pio on.
How and where do you accomplish this? Thanks in advance for any help--Jeff

2006-03-10, 02:50 PM
I got the info from this page-


It sounded a little intimidating at first, but was pretty easy.

I burned a dvd last night in 13 minutes, and am SO HAPPY!

I was getting pretty frustrated.