Firsty of all the system spec, what I can remember (as I am at work);
Mobo - Gigabyte GA7N400L
CPU - AMD athlon xp 2200+ (1.8ghz)
Ram - 2 x 512md DDR PC2100 running on Dual channel
Drives - internal IDE Maxtor 80gig 7200rpm, external (usb 2 case Maxtor 120gb 7200rpm & 80gig usb2 (not sure of model etc).
A-open DVD rom drive as Pri Slave
Pioneer 106d as Secondary Master
Lite-on CDRW as Sec Slave.
The problem I am getting is that it takes ages to burn a DVD, I've seen times of 180mins at 2speed (reduced from 4x due to failures).
Last nights attempt completly frooze the system 18% into the burn, had to reset the case.
I checked through here and duely checked that the IDE controllers were set on DMA and not PIO, they were already DMA.
I've tried loads of various discs - Datawrite Ritek etc
I checked Pioneer for firmware, but already my 106D is on firmware 1.07
I've done all the Win XP pro updates, and checked that nothing is running in the background, including screensavers.
The Girlfriend has just bought me Epson's R200 printer for prining onto my Ritek discs, but I cant burn the discs in the first place!
Any Help greatly appreciated!