It's been a while since my last post, greetings to all TechSopt members and staff..... I have an LG DVD & CD-RW combo drive, it worked perfectly until a couple of weeks ago..... I used to burn while doing many things at the same time (watching tv through a TV Tuner, listening to music, playing games, even encoding)..... but now if i'm burning or simply reading a cd the computer can not perform another task, and burning is so slow. It takes about 15 minutes to burn a cd-r at 48X speed. What could be wrong?... I have the latest McAfee antivirus running, so the computer is practically virus free........ the combo drive performance is driving me nuts now, don't want to format my hard drive yet..... do any of you guys now what the problem could be...... I use Nero Ultra and CloneCD, but its problem isnt only while burning but while reading too...... My system is: CPU AMD 2700XP MoBo Abit NF7 Ram DDR 512mb 333 HD Western Digital 80Gb 7200 Creative Labs Audigy 2 Leadtek GeForce FX 5900 Leadtek Winfast Deluxe TV Tuner LG DVD, CD-RW combo drive Thanx in advance!!!!