832s lights turn red and orange all the time

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#1

Hi,

I have a problem since a few days where my 832s is very slow at burning.
The light indicator on the front keeps blinking red/orange, also in Nero I can see that the buffer is nomore than 50% and then it goes back to 0%. Normally the light indicator is only red and the buffer is always at 98%.

The dvd’s I’ve burned are also not playable. Is my 832s broken?

Thx in advance

Will


#2

Welcome :slight_smile:
Looks like you have not read the FAQ, Why is my drive burning and/or reading so slow and poorly? :). The flashing LED indicates buffer underruns which are probably cause by a disabled DMA (or a fragmented hard disk, active virus scanner or source harddisk and burner on the same ide bus).


#3

Hi, also if you have used Nero InfoTool since powering up the machine. try powering it off and on (a soft reset is NOT enough). This was a known problem happening at least with 811s and 812s (and probably others).