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DVD burning freezing during burning

Q: DVD burning freezing during burning

I am running Windows XP Professional.
I have just started getting problems burning DVD's. I have the same problem with Clone DVD2 and also DVD Shrink 3.2.
While copying it can freeze anywhere between 9% and 50%.
I have actually burnt two or three discs but then the fault returns.
Up until now it has been fine.
Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.

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A:DVD burning extremely slow

Hm, if both your hard drive and your DVD burner are running slow, I would suggest maybe looking into flashing the BIOS of your motherboard? Both the HD and the DVD are hooked up by SATA, correct?

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A:Laptop freezing intermitanttly every couple of seconds. Distrupting typing

Are you on Windows 7
Download Advanced System Care Free
Press the Care Button (this does it all automatically)
Did it find and fix your problem.

If not, remove download MSE from Microsoft and remove all Norton or other AV on your system. Do a full scan with MSE.
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A:Buring problems. Total noob to burning

74sundance said:

Hey guy's...
I always have problems burning..Either the disk will burn and only work on my PC or the process will stop when it comes time to burn and say there's no CD.I have the Matroska pack and Divx plus.Click to expand...

Have you tried "ImgBurn" ? WTF is the "Matroska pack"?

74sundance said:

I did manage to download an audio cd and burn it and have it work last night in my car.Click to expand...

Big deal, even Windows Media Player will burn CD Audio. You should give that a shot.

74sundance said:

I think my problem is that my DVD player on my TV is not DIVX do I need to use a different Codec (WMA)? Does some one have an easy solution for burning?Click to expand...

The DVD player in the TV is probably DVD-Video format only, unless it specifically states otherwise. Even free standing players that claim Divx, won't play all forms of it. It certainly won't run .wma or .avi files.

74sundance said:

I've got: DVD-R and DVD+R and CD-R
What should I use for what? Is there one CD/DVD I can get to do it all???Click to expand...

In a perfect world, yes. In this one, not a chance. Although you could ditch the DVD-R, there's no real need for it unless you have an old freestanding DVD recorder that needs them.

Data files and some others can be placed on CD or DVD. You wreck the quality of files when you convert them to different formats. Better to play them in the format you get them. Try installing VLC Media Player, it has codecs built in for almost every format.
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Is your RAM new as well? Asus makes great boards but they are quite well known about being very picky about the RAM installed on each and every model of motherboard they make.

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A:PC freezing randomly

We will need to know more about your system... Brand and model, or motherboard and configuration.

Strange problems that sometimes work. Replace the CMOS battery CR2032. Removing the heat sink to remove and replace the thermal past with the thinnest possible layer... as too much thermal paste acts as an insulator.
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Additional Details
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A:Computer Freezing/Restarting randomly

You have some serious issues here:

1. My mobo is only held on by 2 screws
2. My CPU is mounted pretty snug, but during mounting the one corner clip/button that you push down broke off

Why is the motherboard held by only 2 screws? Where are these 2 screws positioned? Near the CPU or I/O panel?. A "pretty snug" CPU HSF (Heatsink/Fan) is not snug at all. Is the CPU socket fitted with 1 pin or 3 pins?

Try replacing your power supply for test purposes
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A:Computer keeps on freezing. Would anyone suggest something?

What is your computers make and model? What operating system are you running?
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A:Computer losing power, freezing, etc..

Are you using the OEM Intel socket 775 CPU Heatsink fan assembly? This assembly has plastic pins that insert through holes in the motherboard? Are you plugging the computer into a surge protector or straight into a wall outlet?

Check the hard drive for errors by going into My Computer and right clicking on the C drive. Select Properties, Tools and set the computer to do a disk check/repair on the next restart... Why are you using a quad core 64 bit CPU with old XP? Just curious...
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A:My PC keeps freezing

Usually memory, or drivers previously installed to run the video card... Can you use System restore to go back to the day before you installed that video card?

If not, you need to do everything possible to remove that driver...

Then add a simple 300 watt power supply of a decent vintage.

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A:System freezing on me

It seems that your problem is in the psu or the ram.

What are the timings on the ram. You need to make sure that your ram voltages aren't exceeding the limit of one stick(which may require less voltage than another, or vise versa. One requiring more voltage than the other) and causing lock ups. Check the voltage rating on all your ram, usually there is a sticker on the ram, or you can look it up online. Go into your bios and make sure your voltages are set to specifications. Although you didnt have the problem at first it could cause a problem over time.

Someone may have more suggestions as well, that's just my experience.
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A:My computer keeps freezing lately

Symantec Norton Internet Security... How long have you been using it? Is it updating and scanning properly?
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A:Freezing, restart problems

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A:Computers Freezing for 20 seconds

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A:External harddrive not working, burning smell, can I retrive my data or repair it?

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A:Firefox freezing on 64 bit box

I know quite a few people who have had trouble with their browser addons causing stability issues in vista 64. ( AVG in particular)

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A:Computer freezing (please help)

There are several possibilities.
1. Bad memory module(s) - Yes it does happen.
2. Incompatibility with your MB - Some MB's are notoriously picky about the ram used.
3. Dirty contacts / Poor connection between ram and MB.
4. An additional problem is present, unrelated to the fact that you swapped ram.

If we could review some of your minidumps, it might help us to better diagnose the problem for you.
Attach three or four of your most recent to your next post.
Usually you will find them in the Minidump subfolder of your Windows folder.

Also, you should find your MB specs, so we (or you) can research whether your ram modules are truly compatible.
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A:Can Freezing help HDD failure

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