It didn't used to do this, 3 weeks a go i could burn at 4x and use comp for other thigs like surfing downloading, anything. now, attempting a 4x burn gives constant orange-red flashing, and takes the equal time of a 2x burn (about 24 minutes). and, the whole system is sticking, crawling, you know. CPU use is frequently at 50%-100%, and pagefile is constantly at 512 meg.
my system is AMD XP 1.5GHz, 1Gig DDR Ram, winxp pro SP1. storage/burned data HDD is 7200RPM, but is running thru the secondary RAID MB controller (but is at 133 thruput and has NEVER caused a problem in the past). Also I use mostly Nero 6.3, and also DVDdecrypter and ImgTool sometimes, I get the same results with all.
I have tried the ol' "delete the drive from device manager and let wndows refind it" which has worked in the past, but not this time.
one other thing, maybe a coincidence, but it seems this all happened whenb I burned a DVDRW. I have been unable to reuse that RW disc, even after doing a complete erase!
any help would be appreciated. I hope its not the drive, I had 3 go back before this one.......sigh.