I know this problem has been posted many times, but I will be as specific about my problem as possible. Lets start with the basics.
AMD Duron 850
2 hard drives both running UDMA (ATA66 I think)
10 DVD ROM (2nd IDE slave) (DMA turned off)
24X Cen-dyne CD burner (2nd IDE master, DMA turned off, Nero crashes with DMA on)
Buring with the latest version of Nero 188.8.131.52
Running both Win98SE, and WinXP on a dual boot system. I tried this procedure in both OS's
The Cen-dyne burner is a variable speed burner that writes at 12X-24X depending on where it is in the CD. This was confirmer by using Nero CD Speed. However when writting a CD (data mode), the burner writes at 12X throughout the whole CD. CD Speed indicates that the average speed should be 20X, but the time to burn a CD does not agree with that (about 7-8 min total, with the writting taking the expected 6.6 min at 12X). I am using media rated to 32X, so the blank discs should not be the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Are there some hidden settings in Nero that I don't know about?
Please let me know if I left an necessary information out as well.