Howdy. Just looking for some random thoughts here… Something unusual (and frustrating) has started happening to my computer.
[li]3GHz, Intel Pentium 4 Dell with 1.5GB of RAM
[/li][li]Windows XP Home SP2
[/li][li]TEAC DV-W58E (D.0J)
[/li][li]BenQ DW1620 (B7W9)
I use DVDShrink (with Quality setting Deep Analysis and Sharp for error compenstation) or DVDFab Platinum. Program doesn’t really matter…problem follows… My typical disc requires 55-60% compression to fit onto a DVD-5 disc. This normally takes about 1 to 1.5 hours and about 8-10 minutes to burn on YUDEN000 media on the DW1620 (always at 8x).
About a week ago, the times have roughly doubled. It’s now taking about 3 to 3.5 hours to encode. And the 8x burn is now taking about 25 minutes! Ugh! I haven’t changed anything on my computer. All I do is burn discs and browse the web. I keep my firewall/virus protection up to date and the computer seems to perform normally in all other modes except with the encoding and burning taking sooooooooooo long.
Anyone have any ideas why my computer is suddenly taking so longer to encode and burn? What can I check to see what the problem might be? Any suggestions appreciated.