I’m a first time poster so please forgive me if i make any mistakes. Yes I have read the FAQ.
Summary of this very long winded message: my machine crashes when i try to burn.
I have a pentium II laptop with 64 mb ram (please keep reading) running win 98se.
I bought a USB2 card because my USB port got broken and i needed a usb port for my printer. Because i had a USB2 port someone bought me a LiteOn lxr-40122a external writer for christmas. I wasnt sure if it would work with just 64 mb RAm, but i thought i would give it a go. I set it up no problem and it reads CDs fine. I installed the copy of Nero 5 which came with the drive and it seemed to install correctly.
The trouble comes when i try to burn. I did my first attempt from wav files i had saved on the computer from an audio CD onto a standard CD rom at 40x and it seemed to be working up to track 6. Then the screen hung and the green and red lights both stayed lit on the writer. I rebooted the computer and took the disc out of the writer and the first 6 tracks play fine in my hi-fi. I took another blank disc and tried again, this time reducing the burn speed to 20x. Same problem (this time after two tracks). I tried a third time and had the same problem at 12x. I then decided to save money and use a rewritable cd and alter the settings each time. I altered the ultrabuffer (whatever that is) and the cache size. No difference. I took the speed down to 4x. No difference. Is it just that my computer is too old, or is there hope?
I dont mind so much about speed, i just want to be able to burn a cd. Is it possible to set nero so that the session isnt closed when the machine crashes - then i can add the missing tracks. How else can improve the situation? Would more RAM help (and is it cheap and easy to fit?)?