i have a compaq presario 2170ca
xp home service pack 1
mobile amd atherlon xp2200+
192 mb ram
i have a benq external cdrw/dvd+rw hooked to a pcmcia nec pci to usb 2.0.
the usb is installed correctly, the computer recognizes it as a 2.0.
now the problem i am having.
the burner hooked up to my fathers or uncles computer works fine, we all use nero 126.96.36.199.
on their computer the burn is fast, on 8x dvds about 8 mins to burn. on my laptop it takes over a hour at 8x and the buffer level jumps up and down. i looked around the sites, dma is on for my harddrive, and taking data off the dvd from the drive is fast. just the burning is so slow on my laptop. any help of suggestions, or if more info is needed please let me know.