Up until about 2 months ago, I could burn CD's without any problem. Then, things got erratic. When starting to burn a music CD, sometimes everything would work well. At other times, the harddrive light would come on, and Nero would hold at 4% trying to write the lead-in for as long as 4-6 minutes before the writing continued normally. When I burn several copies, the first 2 may go well, the next one would have the hold, and the fourth one would burn OK.
There are no problems when reading CD's.
I've checked for viruses, adware, spyware, etc. - the system is clean. The harddrive are all in good shape and defragged.
Now the details:
Burner LiteOn - LTR-32123s w/fw XS0Z
Burner is master on secondary IDE
Software Nero 5.10.56
OS WinXP Pro.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it greatly.