Hi there. My apologies if this is in the wrong forum…
I’ve got a problem with my Plextor PX-708a DVD writer drive.
Anyone got an idea why this happens?
Whenever there is a DVD playing, the DVD audio stutters constantly, and the same thing happens to any audio which I play back whenever I’m ripping an audio CD in Windows Media Player 10. CDs sometimes take ages to rip. More often now, skipping errors in the audio gets copied to the mp3.
In fact, the same audio stuttering happens playing an audio CD. It’s a regular skipping noise, a bit like when you fast forward a CD on a normal CD player.
This didn’t always happen, but I can’t recall when it started (not much use!). I’ve checked DMA is on, and the usual driver updates and troubleshooting tips.
Could it be to do with any background tasks running? Or is it more likely to be a hardware fault, such as a dirty lens?
Thanks for any help people might have on this! If I need to buy a new drive, then so be it: this one’s driving me mental.
Windows xp pro (all latest updates), 1gb ram, Asus a7n8x-e mobo, 2 IDE internal HDDs, no other optical drives.