Hi, I was wondering if anybody experienced a smiliar thing. My DVD writer that worked flawlesly for about a year started running really slow. It happened about a week ago. I cannot recall installing any application or changing any settings. It takes about 50 min to burn a DVD ( at8X ) and CPU utilization is so high that I cannot do anything else. It still says 8x, but time remaining just goes beyond projected 8 min to 50 min. The same with CD, it says 24X but it takes 10 min+ to burn it so it must be more like 6X
I looked at device manager and can’t see anything wrong, it is using DMA 2, connected to secondary IDE with another hard disk. I tried running NERO CCD/DVD speed and it reports DVD speed 1.84X. I tried updating its firmware to 208 but that did not help.
Any idea folks?