Need DVD burning help

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masterplan
Need DVD burning help

I have Anydvd and CloneDvd and up until recently I was able to copy and burn a dvd in less than an hour. All of a sudden it takes near 4 hours to copy and burn a dvd.

I tried every disk cleanup too that windows has to offer (that I could find) and still no better.

Anyone have a clue as to how I can improve my computer's performance? It's a 7 year old Dell by the way.

   

LynnH
Re: Need DVD burning help

 $25.00?  Boy, now I'm wondering what I bought, it was $150.00.  I have to start using newegg.  

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

masterplan
Re: Need DVD burning help

Ah I forgot to mention that the dvd burner is new and I've only burned about 10 total dvd's with it.  The last 6 have been the painfully slow ones.  And they're a variation of new movies and older dvds.

LynnH
Re: Need DVD burning help

Wow, you haven't burned many at all then. I have one that I bought last year and still haven't used it.

I wish I knew what to tell you. I'll do some looking though.

 

EDITED:  I did a little looking and found this place, but you may have already tried here.  I looked through it quickly and it seems there are different solutions available for problems.

 

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Beachcamp
Re: Need DVD burning help

Have you installed a new program that might be loading on startup that is taking up a lot of memory?

masterplan
Re: Need DVD burning help

[quote=Beachcamp] Have you installed a new program that might be loading on startup that is taking up a lot of memory? [/quote]

 

That is exactly what I figure I did.  But I have no clue which one is causing the problem.  I certainly don't want to uninstall and reinstall every single thing I've done since 2 months ago.   When I look at task manager, I'm not really sure what I should be looking for that should signal me that there's a problem.

Pointers appreciated :)

 

 

iamthedevil
Re: Need DVD burning help

Someone was having a similar issue a short time ago w/ a cd burner. Give this thread a read and see if anybody's suggestions hopefully work for you. If I remember correctly, they solved the problem by getting a different brand blank cd.

http://www.grownupgeek.com/help-with-cd-burner

masterplan
Re: Need DVD burning help

LynnH I'm still poking through the link you attached. I didn't find what I needed from the grownupgeek link. But not having much luck.

I should add that the media should not be the problem because the actual copy to temp file using the actual DVD I'm cloning is taking 3-4 times as long as before. Add to that the fact that back when my burner was cloning at a decent speed I was using the same spindle of blank DVD's that I'm using now.

I'm so lost.

Is there a good thread here that talks about enhancing computer performance or one that can give me a hint as to which processes absolutely need to keep running and which ones I can stop?

LynnH
Re: Need DVD burning help

How's it going?

I spent about 5 minutes browsing through that link yesterdday and decided it best to just forward to you.

Speed Up Your Computer

There's more of what is linked above by searching for "Computer Performance" here at GuG. Actually pages of it.

 

EDITED to add: I found one place (but it was discussing NERO) about switching the DMA on. I'll link you in case you want to look at it. (In case it will help you in your situation even though you aren't using NERO).  But be SURE to read all the way through it before doing anything!!!

DMA

Please be sure to come back and let us know 'how' you fix your problem. Then it will be easy for the next person, they can see how you did it!

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

LynnH
Re: Need DVD burning help

 And one more thing I found.  Your hard drive space in regards to burning dvd's.  Garbage files on your hard drive need to go. Suggested to defrag. 

 Has it been awhile since you have done that? 

 The clean up and defrag are supposed to show significant increases in speed during burning. 

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

masterplan
Re: Need DVD burning help

[quote=LynnH]

How's it going?

I spent about 5 minutes browsing through that link yesterdday and decided it best to just forward to you.

Speed Up Your Computer

There's more of what is linked above by searching for "Computer Performance" here at GuG. Actually pages of it.

 

EDITED to add: I found one place (but it was discussing NERO) about switching the DMA on. I'll link you in case you want to look at it. (In case it will help you in your situation even though you aren't using NERO). But be SURE to read all the way through it before doing anything!!!

DMA

Please be sure to come back and let us know 'how' you fix your problem. Then it will be easy for the next person, they can see how you did it!

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

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WOO!  From 140 minutes just to read the DVD to temp file to 40 Minutes!!!

 I had already done the "DMA" link tips, but with no enhanced speed.  But the tips in the "speed up your computer" link did the trick.  I have also recently done a defrag so I didn't bother doing that again.

In the "speed up your computer" link *archi angel*'s tips were helpful.  I downloaded and ran ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com) on Phax2600's advise.  And I did all that was detailed in *P to the Izzle*'s  "post" link.

40 minutes is still about 10-15 minutes longer than I'm used to, but my computer is crap and I have a lot of recording software on it right now, SO I call this one a success!  

 Thanks everyone for your help!!!

 

 

 

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