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DVD-R burning more then 1 hour! Super slow Burning DVD-R

Q: DVD-R burning more then 1 hour! Super slow Burning DVD-R

Hi

I would be gratefull for help, just a week or two my inside and outside (USB) recorders started to work extremly slow.
Using Nero 14 i can see the real recording speed 800 - 1 500 kB/s when using 16x (22 160 kB/S). My usb samsung blu-ray recorder also work very slow - data fo 25 Gb disc takes about 4 hours.
It is a new machine, 16 Gb RAM, 3770K on board so it is a fast one but recording...
I tried deinstaling IDE i decice manager.
I tried Ashampoo, CDburnerXP - all the same.
During recording HDD 0 (c shows 1% usage.
No software in background - just Kaspersky

DVD and Blu-ray have no errors - veryfication ok, surface test also - only very slow.
Tested media: TDK, Sony, Panasonic (all 16x for dvd and 6x for blu-ray)

Please help

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A: DVD-R burning more then 1 hour! Super slow Burning DVD-R

Look in Device Manager. Right click on the burners and see if DMA is enabled. Usually when super slow kicks in it's because somehow this setting gets changed to disabled.

Turn Direct Memory Access (DMA) on or off - Microsoft Windows Help

The instructions are for Windows 7 but once you get to Device Manager I'd bet it's the same.

In W8 the quick way to Device Manager is hit Winkey-x then m.

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A:SSD slow read rate 264mb/sec

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A:My new PC just died an hour ago, what do I do?

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childofthetao said:





Can someone take a look and tell me if this build is OK.

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Could you suggest also some memory and a video card although I already have a GeForce 8600GS, will that card be enough?

ThanksClick to expand...

Minecraft does not need much but it does need a decent CPU (At least a mediocre one) to do a decent FPS on most settings. In my experience changing the settings does not help as much until you get really low on the game (mostly its draw distance that helps) so I would suggest a slightly higher cpu and a low GPU like an R7 250 or and HD 7750.

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A:Seagate SSHD (ST2000DX001) is too slow

habib,

What kind of PC is this you have installed the sshd into? make/model or if it's a custom system please give us the specs.
What version of windows are you running on this PC?

I personally wouldn't worry about running the software that came with the drive, sometimes utilities from the manufacturers can be worthless or do more harm than good.

Again, personally, I would NOT run any of those programs you say are for "defragmentation" None of those programs are designed for defragmentation, they are 3rd party utilities that are just going to needlessly scan your hard drive for crap that may or may not be there - they are unnecessary and I would not recommend running them. Not only are they not for designed for defragmentation, they are redundant, they all three supposedly do the same damn thing. Point being, don't install them, don't run them - that just my two cents, someone else may tell you differently, take it with a grain of salt.

read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation so that you know what defragmentation is and have a better understanding of how it truly works.

Should you get a SATA3 card?! Probably not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
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Which applications do you have installed to the external?
What connection type and speed is the external HDD?

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6GB HDD? Dude what, that's ancient.

Get a new HDD, or a cheap SSD - you'll really see it fly.
 

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First, make sure your vents are clear of dust. Heat can cause all kinds of issues. Do you have a cooling pad?

Second, have you scanned for infections?
 

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Are all wired?
 

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DON'T void the warranty, send it back to get it fixed.
 

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Disable QoS on the router and the PC
 

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Is the speeds slow on other wireless connections? Such as a friends or even a public Hot Spot? It could be a problem with your wireless adapter integrated within your laptop. Especially since your hardline connection seems to work fine. That leads me to believe its nothing wrong with your network and the problem lies within your laptop. Make sure it has the proper drivers installed and it isn't malfunctioning in anyway. In WIN7 there is a way to have the OS diagnose any potential problems within a adapter. I recommend trying that as well and reporting back here with the results.

**Edit : Also, try disabling Norton and see if your speeds improve.
 

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A:T1 line very slow at work

You should be asking your ISP these questions.

I'm not absolutely positive, but I will state my two cents. I think all the machines on the network uses what is known as timeshare. If only one machine needs access then all the bandwidth is alloted to this one machine. But if two machines need access, time is shared between the two machines. Timeshare is split between machines making data request. Once a machine is no longer sending data request, there is no need in timeshare being alloted for the machine. In other words there is no specific set speed for each machine on the network. Network traffic is controlled by how many machines are making network request at any given time.





Hallo104 said:





Why is it that 10 years ago schools with hundreds of computers ran seamlessly on T1 and we can't run a maximum of 30 computers on it now?Click to expand...

This phenomenon you mention is the Internet evolving and requiring more bandwidth as it progresses. The Internet 10 years ago wasn't bloated with as many high bandwidth websites. Dial-up was probably still common and fully functional back then. I'd hate to even make a connection with Dial-up now, it would probably take 4 minutes, for a single web-page to render.
 

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It's a mobile low-end APU. You don't actually have a graphics card.

You need to turn down the graphical details in games.

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Straight to the point:

Tablet specifications:
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- Ram 1GB
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- compile number - crane_axmid-eng 4.0.4 IMM76D 20120803 test-keys
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- other android devices working well on that hotspot
- Google Play working well on tablet, no lags, no interference (same other online soft - skype etc)
- tried system restore, default settings, changing router settings


Techspot is my last hope. Help me!
 

A:Slow browser failing to load pages on tablet

Download a terminal emulator, do some pings.

Check the advanced setting for the Wifi, there may be some weird DNS entries or something.
 

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Typically, this is an issue with the DNS settings. The system will ask DNS#1 and wait for it to timeout before asking DNS#2.
That delay makes browsing very akward/slow.

Get a command prompt (start->run->cmd)
1) find your DNS settings
issue IPCONFIG /all
look for

Code:
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 216.116.96.2
216.52.254.1
209.18.47.16

(yes, I have three)

2) try accessing each manually

Code:

nslookup google.com 216.116.96.2
nslookup google.com 216.52.251.1
nslookup google.com 209.18.47.16

(notice these are from the (1) results)
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A:Slow internet, poor keyboard response and slow scrolling problems

First, get us

make/model of all PCs
of the internet modem
and any extra router attached.
Is this a rather new ISP for you and/or are the PCs newish or older ones?

Did you every have good response? HOW long ago?
 

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A:New laptop, extremely slow Internet

We will need lots of hardware and setup info to do you any good

version of windows
make + model of your modem and router if any
your ISP connection is ADSL or Cable? to which ISP
how are you connected to your modem or router? wired or wifi?
get on line and then
get a command prompt and enter IPCONFIG /ALL >myTCP.txt
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Let's start with a wired connection and get that to be stable+reliable - - the wifi will then just fall into place.

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now get a command prompt and enter IPCONFIG /ALL >myTCP.txt

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A:Slow startup

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A:Slow Internet speed

I don't know that I can't fix your issue, but I can help you check for what might contribute to the slowdown:

What type of connection do you have: Dial-up, cable or DSL?
Click on Start> Settings> Control Panel> System:
[o]What is the operating system?
[o]How much Ram is installed?
Click on Start< Run> type in msconfig> Enter> Choose Startup tab
[o]How many boxes are checked?
Right click on the Taskbar> Task Manager>(in Normal Mode)
[o]Processes tab> Look at the bottom and tell me how many processes are running
[o]Performance tab> Look on the bottom for the Physical Memory
[o]How much Total Memory?
[o]How much Available Memory?
[o]How much is in the System Cache?
================================
When I have the information from the 4 questions above, I may be able to help you.

Logging on to Safe Mode will prevent some drivers and Services from running, so the system will move faster, but you will be able to do less than in Normal Mode.

In Normal Mode, everything you have checked on the Startup Menu to start on boot has to load. Most of those processes will run in the background. This can slow you down.
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have you tried checking the Packets being recieved and sent for me im having some kinda problems sometimes which skyrockets my ping to an unplayable gaming but restarting both router and modem helps for me so if u probably have any other errors call your isp they should check your problems
 

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Did you upgrade the power supply? You don't even mention what it is...
 

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Replace it. Asus, LG, Lite-On, Samsung, Plextor, and Pioneer all have DVD-RW optical drives in the $18 to $30 price range. Why put up with a troublesome unit when they are so inexpensive.
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A:Burning & then says wrong volume

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It probably was a gaming machine a few years ago, but its not going to be playing current games well. Still should be more than adequate for everything else though.

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A:Laptop slow login

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disciple said:





After starting up, whenever I click on Games it takes a while to show all the icons; once it has done it once then it will show the icons immediately every time.Click to expand...

It seems it slows down while querying the filesystem to create a database of icons of files in the path.
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6. What do you reviews say about overclocking potential for example?

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A:Burning smell upgrading RAM

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You may have a blocked or damaged cooling tube. I jsut replaced one on an HP nc6400.
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My mistake! How many times do I have to tell myself not to act on assumptions!!

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A:Internet is slow in LAN but fast in Wi-Fi

Problem solved...

after running combo fix..its fine now..i will post the log here.but what is cause of this problem


ComboFix 10-11-14.04 - sri 11/15/2010 23:45:04.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2095 [GMT 5.5:30]
Running from: c:\users\sri\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Resident AV is active

.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

c:\windows\system32\secustat.dat

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-10-15 to 2010-11-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-11-15 18:21 . 2010-11-15 18:21 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2010-11-15 18:03 . 2010-11-15 18:03 301568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\cmd.execf
2010-11-15 05:27 . 2010-11-15 15:51 -------- d-----w- c:\users\sss
2010-11-14 18:42 . 2010-11-14 18:42 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Switch Off
2010-11-13 05:18 . 2010-11-13 05:18 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft Help
2010-11-13 01:54 . 2010-11-13 01:54 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Office Genuine Advantage
2010-11-12 15:12 . 2010-11-12 15:12 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\FlashGet Network
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\WinPcap
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\URLSnooper2
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\DonationCoder
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2010-11-11 04:24 . 2010-11-11 04:24 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\PDF Writer
2010-11-11 04:23 . 2009-07-14 01:15 90624 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\HPZPPWN7.DLL
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-11-11 04:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Bullzip
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2008-10-30 17:45 227840 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzFlRdr.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2008-07-09 18:49 103424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzDCT.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:57 135168 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdfc.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:58 196096 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdf.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-11-11 04:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bullzip
2010-11-11 04:21 . 1999-05-06 18:30 140288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.OCX
2010-11-10 15:54 . 2010-11-10 15:54 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\TeamViewer
2010-11-10 15:13 . 2010-11-14 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Garena
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 679936 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\D3DX81ab.dll
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 1970176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9.dll
2010-11-09 17:34 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-11-09 17:34 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- C:\extensions
2010-11-09 17:33 . 2010-11-09 17:33 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\UseNeXT
2010-11-09 17:32 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\uTorrent
2010-11-09 16:17 . 2010-11-14 13:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Cheat Engine
2010-10-31 08:11 . 2010-10-31 08:11 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\GRETECH
2010-10-31 07:59 . 2010-10-31 07:59 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Sun
2010-10-30 09:15 . 2010-10-30 09:16 -------- d-----w- C:\Downloads
2010-10-30 07:27 . 2010-01-25 21:18 13952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\urfltwlh.sys
2010-10-29 16:45 . 2010-11-14 14:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2010-10-28 17:25 . 2010-10-28 17:25 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2010-10-28 16:10 . 2010-10-28 16:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA GAMES
2010-10-28 15:31 . 2010-10-28 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Kaspersky Lab Setup Files
2010-10-28 14:54 . 2010-10-28 15:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA SPORTS
2010-10-28 14:54 . 2010-10-28 14:54 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\Macromed
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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?

A few things to test here: Transferring data from the computer to an external drive seems slow, try transferring data the same way in Safe Mode, see if it speeds up any, if it does, I would say some type of software is slowing it down.

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A:Burning up vid cards by overclocking?

Usually will only happen if you overvolt for extended periods.
 

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