I hope some of you reading this can help me. I have an OEM version of Nero burning software - Nero Smart Start. I guess this is the same as Nero Burning rom? I used to be able to burn (no encode) a 4.2 Gig data DVD or an ISO file of 4Gig at 12x in about 5-6 minutes and at 16x it would be around 4 and a half minutes. A couple of days ago it slowed to around 45 minutes whether it was at 12 or 16x speeds.
I have a Fujitsu 1.8 G Lifebook with 1Gig RAM
Plextor 740UF burner (firmware updated)
USB 2.0 Cardbus card.
Use Verbatim DVD-Rs exclusively upto 16x.
I noticed the problem after I ran Tenebril’s Spycatcher, Spybot and Adaware to find and delete/quarantine the usual suspect intruders and I got a
“General Extraction error location IMP1” error when I put in a blank DVD-R in the Recorder. So I uninstalled any software I has installed recently, which was Ghostsurf by tenebril. I reinstalled Nero 126.96.36.199 and got the recorder to work but at incredibly slow speeds as explained above. I have also attached a log file for ref.