I'm using Nero Express 18.104.22.168. I know i've been told to burn at a slower speed.. I slowed down to 16x and the same thing is happening.. SEEMS to get a little better but it eventually happens somewhere else in one of the tracks. I never tried my slowest (4x) but like I said, I've burned at 32x every since I bought the burner. No problems until recently. I'm literally searching through crazy online trying to figure out what went on here and no luck yet.. I've came across some posts about .dll, but just previous to this post I was told it doesnt matter.. Now all my audio cd's I burned (waste count: 9) all skip..
Something I did notice though... and hoping this gives more clues on what's going on that you guys might see..
After I burn my audio cd's.. I take a look at the reflective part.. and I noticed like gaps between burned-areas that are left behind.. as if the darker area is were it was burned and for some reason there are gap rings before it continues onto the next burned area.. where as before this skipping happened, all my burned audio cd's never had any of these gaps..
If it's hard to picture or understand what I'm saying, it's like this
Before skipping problem occured, the back of CD looked smooth like this:
(fill in the rest of the lines with semi circles pairing with it's opposite side)
|||||||||||||||[( ( ) )]||||||||||||||||||
All clear, no noticable gaps (the parenthesis is the center of the CD)
When the skipping problem DID occur, it looked like this:
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Hope that helps you guys picture it more..
I don't know will that provide more insight for you experts out there.. but I hope that gives something.. and that is a reason why I'm taking a guess that the laser that is doing all the recording onto the CD inside the CD-R/W.. is misaligned or something..
More suggestions and help to fix this is ridiculously appreciated..