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Burning DVD to my computer?

Q: Burning DVD to my computer?

i'm not sure if this is in the right section. I have an hour dvd that I want to burn to my computer and host on my site. I have the authorization of the dvd producer.How do I do it?
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im going to be burning a lot of movies and games so can my computer handle it?? i wont be burning them to my hardrive though

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Part 1:
Okay for about two weeks now my computer has been restarting everytime I want to burn various files such as mpeg, avi, wmv, flv etc. It works perfectly fine for burning CD's but when it comes to clips or movies or youtube videos it just restarts my computer. Anybody know why?

Part 2:
Why is it my computer which is Vista keeps disconnecting the DVD drive but once every blue moon its connected?
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Well i m gonna keep posting this until someone is annoyed enough to where they might help me here it is All right i believe i was having a similar or the same problem with my old burner but i decided that i just needed to get a maybe computer? Burning problems, new Burning problems, maybe computer? one anyway so today i went down to office max and bought a nice new cendyne x x burner which i hoped would solve the problem it came with nero anyway i just tried to copy a cd with it and it fails is says on the status screen quot burn process started at blah blah calibration area full burn process failed quot i printed the long report and it says i ll skip the parts where it did just fine quot status x x SCSI ERR HA-Status x x OK TA-Status x x SCSI TASTATUS CHKCOND Sense Key x KEY MEDIUM ERROR quot a few lines later it says quot calibration area full all writers idle stopping conversion conversion idle stopping reader burn process failed SCSI not using temporary buffers out of temporary buffers allocated quot anyway this is angering me greatly because i just spent on this thing and it doesn t work and i don t know how to make it work any help would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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Everything runs fine until disc is ejected for blank disc - then I get the following Blue Screen DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL This is absolutely driving me crazy - my computer crashes every time I attempt to burn a DVD and I get a blue screen with DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL STOP x D x x x x Tells me to disable bios shadowing or cacheing Have already restored my computer uninstalled and installed new software updated also sent in to HP and they said they replaced some part and reloaded OS Still crashes every time - no matter what software I am using to burn have attempted different softwares I searched for a minidump and nothing is showing I followed the link in another post to set system to create minidumps but PLEASE HELP ME Have a minidump file and memory dmp but the computer will not allow me to access them Wants permission even though I am running as administrator I do get the following information though Problem signature Problem Event Name BlueScreen OS Version Locale ID Additional information about the problem BCCode d BCP BCP BCP BCP OS Version Service Pack Product Files that help describe the problem C Windows Minidump - - dmp C Users HEATHER AppData Local Temp WER- - sysdata xml Read our privacy statement online http go DVD - when crashes Computer burning microsoft com fwlink linkid amp clcid x If the online privacy statement is not available please read our privacy statement offline C Windows system en-US erofflps txt nbsp

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Hello guys. The specs on my laptop are in my signature. I have recently realized that I have a bad issue when burning my DVDs or CDs.

I'm using Magic DVD Ripper which I love as a program, but when it burns it lags my entire PC.

I have heard that some computers have a monitor that purposely slows down the CPU to keep it in a safe state with so much CPU usage from the process.

However, is there a way to change settings to allow a smooth operating environment while burning data?

A:[SOLVED] DVD/CD Burning Computer Lag

Hi moviscop !

Burning a DVD is a CPU, memory and hard drive intensive process. IMO you don't want any other program come in the way of the burning process or it will simply fail.

You could give it a try with another burning software to see if the problem comes from the burning software or from the computer. You should end all the unneeded programs that are running in the background to free ressources for the programs you want to use. Maybe you should also defrag your hard drive.
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i need a program that i can burn (copy) computer games for free

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hi pls help
have recently installed a LG GH22NP20 dvd burner and everytime i try to burn a dvd the computer completely freezes and i need to reboot.
OS Windows XP pro 5.1 build 2600 service pack 3
processor AMD Duron MMX 3DNOW ~1.1GHZ
manufacturer Microstar
system model MS-6378
BIOS award modular bios v 6.00pg

A:burning dvd freezes computer

What are you using as burning software? What are you burning? Have you downloaded the latest drivers for your drive?
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I am building a new computer and would like recomendations for componets. I want to edit video and music to burn DVDs.
I know I want an AMD 64 dual core 3500, plextor burner, asus motherboard, ati video card and 1 gig of ram. all been recomended to me. I don't know details yet, but I am working on a list. Do I need XP Media? Thanks

A:Building a DVD Burning computer

9 times out of 10 I usually recommend AMD systems, but .... I believe INTEL is a better system for you if video editing is your main intent for the system. Is this to be a professional level system, or is this just a hobby of yours?

If you are just a hobby level video editor (like myself) then the above system will be fine. Although I'd recommend getting at least 2Gb of ram.

What format are your source movies in? Analog? Or are they already digital?

I really don't know anything about XP media edition to be able to answer that question. For my (basic) needs, XP home edition works just fine but media may be the way to go...
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Okay im using a hpdv 6000 with built in dvd burner from windows not even half way through the burn the computer just shuts down. tried down loading nero burner same problem getting really frustrated please help

A:computer shuts down while burning

Was it burning dvd`s ok before and just started this problem? Does it restart ok? Could be a heat issue, are your exhaust vents free and do you have good circulation around it, burning a full dvd creates alot of heat. I have a Presario R4000 and it will give me problems burning a disk if i dont have it sitting on the cooler.
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I downloaded music from Musicmatch (Windows 98 SE) and want to burn it onto an audio CD. However, my computer doesn't have a burner. So I transferred the files to my wife's computer (Windows XP), which has a burner. However, when I try to burn the Musicmatch files, I get an error in Windows Media Player, saying "Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error." How can I successfully burn without downloading Musicmatch onto my wife's computer (we are leery of adding any programs to her computer after it recently crashed)? Do I need to transfer license mgmt. files?

Thanks for your help.

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Last 2 times I burned DVDs (from video files) with my Nero software errors occurred in the background (not in Nero) and it seemed to make the burn take longer. In Event Viewer I think I saw Event ID 17 and 29. I put my cable modem on stand by and turn off as many processes as I can that run in the background to conserve resources. My CPU runs at 100% while transcoding the files to burn. Whole process usually takes 3 to 4 hours. These last 2 times it took over 5 hours. I suspect because other things on my PC were going on in the background. The DVD gets done finally and works fine.

Is it possible to burn DVDs in Safe Mode? Would this be a good idea, so that all the back ground processes are at a bare minimum?

A:Computer Errors While Burning DVDs

a nice quick safe way of shuting down all the programs running is a program callled Smartclose its free and it closes all programs and prossess excpt for the ones xp needs to live on.
also when your finnished you can restart any thing it shut down just as easaly. though i find it better to just restart my pc.

theres no ads or spyware or anything to worry about. i love this program and use it when i run defrag or play a game

heres what that site says

SmartClose is a handy tool that allows you to close all currently running programs - a task often required during software installations to minimize conflicts (or during defrag operations). This can be a tedious task when performed manually, and usually requires a restart to get all your programs back up and running. With SmartClose however, the entire process is simplified and automatic, as it stores the running program information is a system snapshot and not only closes all applications for you, but also restarts/restores them later. The program can be customized in various aspects, and a quick wizard also allows you to exclude programs from being closed or restored. It will automatically skip applications that are required for the Windows system to run. In addition, it supports services, as well as Explorer and Internet Explorer windows and saves their current location, so they can be restored properly.Click to expand...
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I am having a problem with my computer, it is running kind of slow in general, but in particular, when I try to burn a CD I get a message that the speed of the burn is too fast. I tried doing it on the slowest possible setting and had the same thing occur. This has never happened before and I have burned CD's for ever.

I have done all of the normal things that a person does to speed up their computer (all of the things recommended on this site) with no results and apparently there isn't a malware problem.

Any ideas?

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Every time I burn a DVD video disc (from my hard drive) it slows down my computer to an almost unbearable situation. Just as opening my file manager (Nomad.NET) or my text editor as simple as Notepad++ takes time. Just clicking a tab every time I go back to notepad++ takes a minute or two.

Do you have any clue what's going on? You can see my computer specs (farther down) that I have enough of computer power to make a smooth burning process. There's gotta be something wrong, I'm almost sure of it.

I'm using NERO burning Rom 11.

My System Specs (PC):

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Motherboard: MSI MS-7250
RAM: 6,00 GB
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG HD401LJ SCSI Disk Device (SATA)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium


A:My DVD burning slows down my computer increasingly

As you are burning a "video disc", the original files have to converted into a DVD spec video format. The conversion process uses 100% cpu. You can verify by simply opening Task Manager and seeing which application is using the cpu processes.

You may be able to change the processing priority in the Nero options, which will help some, but it will increase the conversion time.
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Hey guys, i'm new to this forum. I bought a new computer at best buy. It has Vista preinstalled and WMP11. When I go to burn a cd I insert a blank disc and its not reading it. I tried updates for the Media player, I even tried installing Nero 7 and still the same problem. I can put a cd or a movie into the drive and play with no problem, but a blank disc when burning and it doesn't even read it. Please help.....

A:New Computer w/ Vista and cd burning problem

Well I had a similar problem with an out of the box Acer Business version of Vista.

It would not burn any R/W media -- always insisting that the media needed formatting -- but it could never complete the format.

DVD R and CD R media presented no problem.

I found no solution to this and RMAd (returned) the computer to Newegg, from which I'd bought it.

The new one worked perfectly.

I don't know what the solution to your problem might be, but if you can't find one -- take it back to Best Buy and let them reproduce the problem.

You should have at least a 30 day grace period -- don't exceed that.
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Hope this is the right section If it isn t my apologies and feel free to move it to where it belongs Also let me preface this by = lag burning, copying, DVD computer ripping saying that everything I am doing with these DVD s is legal lol They re all my own work Basically yesterday I went to copy a DVD DVD copying, burning, ripping = computer lag it was a DVD-R with Nero SmartStart and noticed that when it was in the first DVD copying, burning, ripping = computer lag step of copying writing the original DVD to the computer it was going unusually slow It was nearly impossible for me to do anything else on my computer while it was copying as my mouse curser was incredibly choppy DVD copying, burning, ripping = computer lag and lagging all over the place and when I wanted to listen to music while I was copying it was again choppy laggy and unlistenable This same thing happened today when I went to rip a DVD to my computer with DVDShrink again it was a DVD-R This has never happened to me before and I m not sure why it s happening now out of the blue Of course it has always lagged my computer a little bit but never to the point where I couldn t do anything else If you need any more information just lemme know Any help EDIT Yeah I just noticed I put this in the wrong section lol I guess I missed the DVD forum nbsp

A:DVD copying, burning, ripping = computer lag

If you open Device Manager, and select IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers , then check your Primary and Secondary IDE Channel and see if either has the Current Transfer Mode set for PIO mode instead of DMA. If they are set for PIO uninstall the one that has PIO and reboot.
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Hi there,

I have the computer set up which is shown below, The problem i have is when I'm burning files from my Hard Drive to DVD my whole computer slows down , i can't do anything, any programme i try to open take at least 5 minutes to respond. I've upgraded my RAM from its original 256 to 1024 but no difference, i notice when burning it converts the files from NTSC to PAL, i am using Nero 7.

I'm thinking its probably something to do with my processor, but thought Pentium 4 (2.4 gigahertz) would have been up to the job.

PS Sorry if this is in the wrong forum

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Whenever I burn a CD/DVD, my computer's audio becomes choppy, slow, and distorted. This is not just with one application. All sounds from any applications making sounds will be distorted. This not only occurs with my built in Sony DVD-RW drive, but also if I'm burning a DVD in an external optical drive. Although DVD/CD burning does drive up my CPU usage, the highest I've seen it ever get during a burning session was in the 70% range, but it usually stays below 60% during a CD/DVD burn, so this could probably not be the result of my CPU being overloaded. I have Windows XP, a Sony DVD-RW drive, and Realtek HD Sound Card. Could anyone help me? Thanks.

A:All computer sounds distorted when burning a CD/DVD

Rule of thumb is that while burning any CD or DVD, you should not use the PC for anything else.

If the CPU is not 100% dedicated to the task of burning, a coaster will result.
The "buffering" the PC burning software does is also to reserve most of the CPU resource for the task of burning, as it cannot afford to miss one byte of info, the disk will not wait for it to catch up. Hence to act of decoding audio etc has a very low priority.
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A:Burning Question: How Much Computer Security Is Enough?


I get by very well with Nod32 and Comodo Firewall Pro (which is Free, even for Pro). I could simply even use any packet filtering software instead of a full featured firewall too, I have no need of full HIPS protection or the other fluff.
I've worked as an Independant New (unknown) Variant tester for major AV companies for about 9 years and worked with developers of the best known and effective AntiMalware programs since inception. I run 3 tech sites dedicated to tech and security, all members of ASAP (Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals), so my habits are kinda secure I'd say...

I would NEVER recomend users to go without a well known and tested AV program these days as there are just way too many ways (other than the email ways) for malware to get onto a users machine today. Malware today is a sophisticated Business, with top notch programmers and spies working in many AV companies...yes, that's right. It's a Billion $$ business and a far cry from the malware of just 5 years ago, so anyone thinking they don't need a top AV product just because they feel their habits are secure are looking for trouble...soon.

Firewalls I will recomend as a necessity today also, there are just too many security issues one can run into without one. It's not just skripties scanning blocks for vulnerabilities either, professional hackers (black hat) run companies of fellow hackers that probably rival the staff at most large companies you worked for. It's no longer the "singular" hacker or attack these days, it is a huge business in some countries and they rake in billions yearly, so obviously there are vulnerabilities other than those stupid Nigerian email scams to worry about.

It's a plethora of potential problems without the two basics of security, the AntiVirus and Firewall combo, but AntiSpyware is still up to the user's choice (but highly recommended for 75% of users).
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Every time I try and burn a CD my computer crashes with no error or warning messages. When the problem first occurred the PC would restart but now it has taken to freezing completely with the only solution of switching the power off. Perhaps more puzzling, I do not always have to go through the scan disk process which usually appears when the computer is not properly shut down.
I am running Windows XP service Pack 2, with an AMD Athlon 1800 processor, 256MB RAM. The writer is an LG CD RW drive.
The software I use is Roxio Easy CD Creator 5, which came with the computer. I have never had any problems with it, and when this first occurred I also tried using Windows Media Player which results in the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Computer crashing when burning CDs

Might be time to dump Roxio Easy CD Creator 5. It's a very old app and I assume you've added sp2 since then. I would completely uninstall it and get one of the free burning apps out there which are current (sp2 compatable) and do a great job with CD burning.
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My Windows XP computer reads CD's and DVD's.  When I try to burn either with any burner program, the computer crashes and I have to reboot.  I have replaced the CD player to no avail.  I have messed with possible Nero issues and software issues to no avail.  Any ideas?  I do know what I'm doing.

A:CD or DVD burning on Windows XP crashes computer

Right click the DVD burner in My Computer, select properties and under the Recording tab uncheck enable CD recording on this device if it is checked. If it is already unchecked do you have the Nero install CD in case you need to reinstall it?
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I recived a brand new computer yesterday.upon opening the box, i felt a burning smell like a wire has been burning or a circuit has been fried.At first i ignored it but now im getting worried.The computer has been on for 15 hours or so with a 2 hour break and it wont go away.Any ideas?

Also a question about the PSU.On it, there is the on/off switch, but theres also a small black switch that i can regulate.what is it for?right now its on mid.

A:Brand New Computer, burning smell

Return it for an exchange or refund. Why take a chance.
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I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop new in Italy in the close burning the and keeps DVDs drive the fails windows burning spinnin When but December from a major computer store The computer came installed with Windows Home Premium Italian and I have installed on it an original version of Microsoft Office When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin XP Professional Edition English The CD-ROM unit is a Matsushita DVD -RW UJ Since I bought the computer I have sometimes had difficulty burning DVDs with the When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin built-in Windows burner function that I access from Explorer Often in the past I have ended up with partially written DVDs Nevertheless by using high-quality DVDs I have been able to burn DVDs successfully most of the time using the Windows utility I last used the utility successfully a couple of months ago when I burned a couple of DVDs to backup some photos Since yesterday I have been trying to backup my most important files onto DVDs The attempt has failed in every case First I copy about GB of files from drive C onto drive D in Explorer These are several hundred files divided into three different directories consisting mostly of PDF Word Excel and JPG files some of them with names in foreign scripts like Cyrillic Japanese or Chinese Then I insert a new DVD either Verbatim or TDK and attempt to master the DVD by selecting the option write to disk from the Explorer menu whether from When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin the menus at the top of the screen or by right-clicking on drive D in the lefthand pane of the screen A window pops up asking me for the name of the disk whether I want it to be flash or one-time only and the recording speed x x x etc Once I click continue to start burning the DVD a window pops up to tell me that Windows is making an image of the disk and then the window tells me that it has begun mastering the disk giving me a countdown of how many minutes are left minutes to minutes depending on the speed I choose But no matter what name I give to the disk and what recording speed I pick after - seconds the popup window and the Explorer window both suddenly close and the DVD unit s writing light goes out but the DVD unit continues to whir at high speed forever Here are the results I got yesterday with separate DVDs On the first DVD I used Windows s burn utility on a Verbatim DVD and I ended up with files burned onto the DVD making it unusable On the second try I used some simple burn software that I had used before Roxio Burn on a TDK DVD and ended up with files burned onto the disk but from different folders than the files burned by Windows On my third attempt after going offline shutting down my antivirus software AVG and using Task Manager to shut down processes from that other burn software Roxio Burn I used Windows s burn utility again on a TDK DVD and ended up with the identical files that had I ended up with the first time though this time I had chosen a lower writing speed In all three of these attempts the DVD unit continued to whir after the windows had closed until such time as I ejected the disk manually When I first encountered this problem yesterday I thought the problem might be caused by my antivirus software AVG Free Edition interfering with the writing process because after one particular automatic update by AVG about two months ago I began having problems with AVG blocking Skype and placing some of my Nokia cell phone software in quarantine But by disabling the HIPS element of AVG I was able to resolve those problems several weeks ago and begin using Skype successfully again But just to be sure today I disinstalled AVG completely and installed Microsoft Security Essentials Because I had read in a forum online that Windows might have conflicts with other burning software that was also installed today I also disinstalled the o... Read more

A:When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin

My guess would be theres something wrong with the dvd drive.I also have the same computer.Either the laser in it is shot or needs cleaned or the whole drive has failed.
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Nero Burning ROM crashed during burning and now my DVD drive is unusable. I cannot open the drive, I cannot shut down the computer because it says "Waiting for DVD Drive D:" and the drive runs like it is still burning despite the program doing the burning is no longer open. It isn't even in any process. What can I do to make the drive stop?

A:Nero Burning ROM crashing caused perpetual burning from DVD Drive

Go to Task Manager...shut the system down from there.
Turn system off....hard shutdown if necessary...disconnect the optical drive.
Sounds to me like it's a hardware problem moreso than a software problem if you cannot manually open the drive.
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I've just bought a new Asus K55a laptop, all is working fine on it except for the dvd-drive.

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I have itunes imstalled which comes back with unknown error 4310, latest nero installed which keeps saying there is only room for 0.01 MB of data on a blank disc and tried to burn with BURRRN which came back with logic unit not ready, long write in progress error.

I am unable to copy discs or burn data to dvd. I've tried different branded discs and burning at slower speeds but nothing seems to work!

help please!


A:Solved: Problem burning on new Asus computer

Just something to try: see if you get any results with it.
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Hi there I recently had an issue with my PC where I was getting BSOD s and lots of headaches Thanks to viewable no burning Computer longer video Route we managed to work out what the problem was but not before I had done various things to the PC in an attempt to get it to work The original thread is here http www techspot com vb showthread php p post I hope I m allowed to post links - please delete and accept my apologies if not The PC is now working fine however now whenever I burn a video file whether it be a data avi file or a wmv the file on the disc plays with perfect audio but a very pixilated image which turns what s on the screen into a negative or in some Computer no longer burning viewable video cases just freezes I m using the same burning software Computer no longer burning viewable video as before Nero with the same DVD burners x HP DVD Writer d H Computer no longer burning viewable video and x Sony DVD-Rw AW-G a the same operating system Windows XP and the same DVD s and CD-Rs sony but the issue is still occurring I did not have this issue before and had been burning avi files happily for many moons I ve tried updating the nero drivers but had the most up to date version anyway for my serial number I ve tried different discs burning at slower speeds making original avi files but nothing seems to be making a difference I ve even had the side off the machine and made sure all the plugs are connecting a to b correctly Has anyone had a similar problem The files on my computer play perfectly it s only when I burn them to a disc and try to play them on either the PC or on my divx player that they go wrong I have tried to attach a clip of the original file and then a clip from the burnt dvd as zip files to give you an example of the quality difference but the files are too large to upload Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Many thanks in advance for your help Hi again we ve tried to do some detective work ourselves and changed the cable to the cd burners it didn t work We tried burning onto a different burner but still playback is pixilated and unviewable We tried uninstalling and reinstalling Nero it didn t work We tried uninstalling nero and installing CDburnerXP it didn t work I m all out of things to try now Does anyone else have any suggestions Happy to run checks etc and post them if anyone is willing to take a look for us Please help Many thanks nbsp

A:Computer no longer burning viewable video

I may have missed this, but how old are your burners? It sounds like you need new ones. The average is 3-5 years, but I know people who have had them last longer.
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I put in a little GT 610 graphics card about a week ago and everything has been fine since, I get up this morning and now there is the smell of burning dust coming from my computer.

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The computer is running fine, no slow downs or anything, can anyone suggest to me something else to look for, the smell of burning dust is quite strong though not overwhelming by any means.


A:smell of burning dust coming from computer

Hello TC,

Have you already gave the inside of your case a good cleaning and blowing out any dust?

How does the PSU look? Don't open the PSU because it can electrocute you even when unplugged. Only look through the grill.
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I am having a problem with my computer, it is running kind of slow in general, but in particular, when I try to burn a CD I get a message that the speed of the burn is too fast. I tried doing it on the slowest possible setting and had the same thing occur. This has never happened before and I have burned CD's for ever.

I have done all of the normal things that a person does to speed up their computer (all of the things recommended on this site) with no results and apparently there isn't a malware problem.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: CD Burning Issues & Slow Computer...Please Help!

We fixed the problem. although I am not quite sure which fix it was that solved it. We didn't try to burn after each thing, but waited until we did a few things. We had an issue with the virtual memory a week ago, and the computer said that it was fixing it, but it wasn't restored to the previous amount. So we did that and added some more RAM, plus a few other basic things, and all seems to be resolved.
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I was on my desktop computer last night when it randomly shut down and I could smell burning but I was not sure where it was coming from.

I found that the graphics card was hot but this is not unusual, my PSU was hot but I don't usually check this and the heatsink felt fine apart from the CPU metal contact. I had recently replaced the heatsink as I broke the former when trying to clean it. I do could not see any visual signs of damage but I wasn't able to remove the PSU from the motherboard (but it has been there for 3+ years).

I could not tell where the burning was coming from.

My specifications are:

Intel Q9300
Nvidia Geforce GTX 280
Tagan 400W PSU
ASUS P5Q (vanilla)

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A:My computer randomly shut down and I could smell burning

The recommended PSU for a Geforce GTX 280 is a 550 watt power supply so you've been stressing that unit way past its limit, so I would start by replacing the power supply with a high quality, higher wattage unit. We recommend the Corsair TX 650 quite a lot:
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Is it possible your power supply can't handle the strain of burning a disk?

Is this a system you built yourself? Or that you added a graphics card to?
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A:some nero burning user veteran??problem burning...

I am a "Nero Veteran", war veteran, etc.. etc.. The reason your having problems is simple. Some discs cannot be copied, as they may be copy protected or contain errors. If you are unsure if your disc can be copied,
run a trial in the "simulation" mode. Click on "More" at the bottom of the page and select "Simulation".
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What could this possibly be and what could I do to fix it? Thanks in advance.

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A:Problem With Vista Computer Shutting down while burning with Nero 8

I am not really qualified to give you suggestions to solve this problem. But I noticed that this post does not have any replies, so here I go. Also, I do not have a specific solution to this problem. Bear with me :)

Is Nero 8 really necessary for you? If not, there are a plethora of free and lightweight( in wayy lightweight) software available to replicate the tasks that Nero can do. Also, you may try updating the driver for the DVD drive.
I'm sure that you may be already informed about the alternative software and are not switching as you may be used to Nero. However, if you haven't given them a try, give them a try; some of them are awesome. I use CD Burner XP, excellent software for beginners.
Sorry if this reply did not provide you with the desired solution. I am a beginner myself and just got started in this forum. Let me know if you actually tried out my suggestions! :)
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A:Burning Photos For Simple Viewing On Computer (not Dvd Player).

You can use Windows to transfer pics to disk, right click on the pic and go to the send to in the drop down box and pic the drive to send it to. That's how I do it. But if you're set on using another program, somebody else should come along and recomend something..
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A:Computer doesn't work after crash/burning smell

Firstly, don't attempt to turn it on anymore, as you're most likely cause more damage, each time, you do so.
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Chipset driver?
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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.
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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

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

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I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.
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Please Insert another midia."

(Sorry if it's not right, cuz i translated from portuguese)

Can i do what i want?? How??

Sorry if it is hard to understand, it is hard to explain.

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A:Audio CD Burning with Nero Burning Rom

You cannot append any audio files to an disc that has been completed. Once a disc is completed it cannot access the remaining space. Especially with Nero Express. Once a disc is burned it is "closed (finalized)."

This is just a simple explanation.

I believe Roxio's Easy cd creator lets you add files to your disc as long as you don't "finalize" it. Until you finalize it you will not be able to listen to the music.
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Just checking to see if anyone has posted a reply yet
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That should work!
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A:Burning VCD's

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If you are using RW switch to CDR. If you are already using CDR switch brands. Reliable brands are Fuji, Sony, TDK, and Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden. There are more but you will probably find some of those around.

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Your DVD player may not support the DivX codec.

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firmware upgrade for dvd+rw-d01

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captainron19 said:

After I cinverted the file there is no sound.Click to expand...

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welcome whomper

did the cd burner come with software such as Nero and did you install it?

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