I hope someone can help me–I’m at the end of my rope. I have a DVD burner on my Dell system (Windows Vista) that’s going really slowly. So slowly in fact that I laugh when I see other posts from users complaining that it takes 90 minutes to burn a DVD (Ha! If only I could burn a DVD in 90 minutes!) I’m trying to back up photographs onto DVD and it literally takes days. Seriously, I look at the progress and it says “3 days, 7 hours remaining.”
I have not used this burner much but the first few DVDs I made didn’t have this problem.
I’ve seen a lot of posts suggesting that I make changes to the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller under “Device Manager,” but when I go there I don’t even see that option listed. After looking into it I think it’s because my system has RAID, which means it doesn’t use IDE.
Does this sound like a hardware problem or a software problem? I’m tempted to just rip the thing out and replace it but I’ve seen a lot of posts from people who tried that and still had the same problem! So I’m really at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions it would be very much appreciated.