Two weeks ago I posted a new thread, Sudden Slowdown, which I thought was solved. But that isnâ€™t the case.
Iâ€™m starting a new thread here, hoping that people who may have read and discarded the previous thread might have some idea how to solve this problem.
After many years of using DVDFab, usually about 15 to 20 minutes to copy to the hard drive and about 10 to 20 minutes to write from the hard drive to top quality media, all of a sudden, its taking an hour or more to do each.
I have reset the DMA, rebooted, and looked at CPU use and memory availability (all normal), to no avail.
In both the copy to HDD and write to media, the process starts out normally. When it starts, it shows somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes remaining, then goes down as usual for a minute or two. Then the time begins to climb, gradually getting longer until thereâ€™s just under an hour showing. Then it slowly tapers off and begins to decline. The speed then shows 0.9x (1.25 MB/s) and after a few minutes goes to 0.8 and then stays at 0.7 (1.0 MB/s). Formerly it wrote at 3.9 for 4X media. The last copy to disc took one hour and four minutes.
After the first time this happened, following a Windows update, I replaced the HDD with a recent clone, and everything went back to normal. For a day or two. Then it started again. I replaced the HDD again with a clean clone and it worked normally for one day, then the problem came back.
This time I had installed no new programs, did no Windows updates or updated any software, but a day later Iâ€™m seeing the sudden decline in speed.
Iâ€™m using the latest DVDFab release, but I tried an earlier, stable release and the same thing happened - so I donâ€™t think itâ€™s the software thatâ€™s causing it. I tried writing with ImgBurn as well as the VSO burn engine, and I tried with a different DVD burner. No change. I even copied to a different drive, but no improvement.
Thereâ€™s got to be an explanation and hopefully a fix for this problem. Iâ€™m doing the most scientific thing I can think of - Iâ€™m crossing my fingers and hoping somebody here can help.