Dvd software halts.
Posted on 2004-11-10
I bought a dvd burner a little while back and when I first installed it everything worked fine. However since then the speed and consistency of success has degraded. I reformatted the hard drive shortly after I first installed the DVD burner due to an unrelated problem but since then it has been giving me probelms. I have done defrag and cleared my temp files and also run a full scandisk. All of this taking around 20 hours because I have a 140gig hard drive and I store a lot of information for my whole family. When I said reformatted, I made a mistake though, it wasn't technically a reformate. I just deleted the entire OS and all other data except for what I wanted to keep and started from there. Could that have caused some of my problems with the dvd's not finishing being copied. The computer doesn't lock up, the dvd just stops burning, no lights or movement and it isn't consistent on where it freezes either. Seems like defrag and full scandisk help though, although I really dont want to spend 6 hours defragmenting and scanning to burn 1 dvd. I read about a problem with power, so if this is my problem is it possible to increase the output on my power supply? I use 2 programs to backup my dvd's DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter both latest versions and latest drivers for my dvd burner also. It's not my disk cause I have used this type many times before with no problems. I'd really appreciate anyones help here. I'm gonna waste a lot of disks unless I can fix this...