I’ve heard before that it is better to not have anything running in the backround when you burn to CD’s, and DVD’s. I have been getting different forms of read and/or write errors during burning DVD’s, and making coasters about half the time. I feel it is my burner for the most part, but not sure. I use DVD Decrypter, and either Imgburn, or Roxio. My burner is a Lite-on SOHW-1633S (double layer) with up to date firmware supplied by Lite-on. I usually disable Norton Internet Security, and disconnect my modem from the PC, but leave windows (xp pro) running normal otherwise.
Does it matter, or do I need to shut down EVERYTHING I can that may be running in the backround?
Can I leave Windows running normally, as I am ??
or----- Can I do things like surf the net, etc. while burning runs in the backround?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I just ordered the Pioneer 111D burner (great deal from Newegg $29.99/free shipping !!!) and want to make sure I know more about what I’m doing before I get it installed.
Thanks in advance.