The specifications of my PC are;
AMD Athlon 650MHz
128 MB SDRAM
32 MB Graphics Card
SB Live Sound Card
Pioneer DVD Drive
Artec IDE-CD-RW Drive
Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4
Norton Antivirus 5.0
When creating a cd, everything goes well until it reaches the clossing session/cd stage. At this point, the cd tray opens when the progress reaches 30% and then closes. The progress jumps from 30% to 100% in a few seconds. The system reports that the cd is created successfully.
When I try to read the contents of the cd, there is nothing there (probably because it is not closed properly).
Looking at the cd, it can be seen that only a part of the inner ring is closed. I think this is the FAT area.
Could the problem be caused by any of the following:
1) Is the cd drive faulty? (Personally I don't think it could be this)
2) Is the Norton Antivirus software running in the background causing the problem?
3) Is it due to the power settings (it is set to reduce power consumption after 20 minutes of inactivity)?
4) Is it because audio AND data are being copied onto the same cd?
The problem tends to occur when I use a recordable cd but when I use a re-writable cd, there are no problems.
I had to copy my software, which was developed for my degree and it took me 8 cd's to make a working version.
Any help would be grately appreciated.