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Dvd Burner

By G Sharp
Feb 9, 2006
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  1. :bounce: I have a Pionneer DVDRW DVR107D I use Nero burning,my problem is it takes for ever to backup a dvd,over 1hour. Iallso use shrink it is the same takes for ever.My computer is Medion running XP Home,it was faster before but I can not understand what is slowing it down.
    Can anyone help? as I am not that up with computers.
    Thanks G Sharp : :knock:
  2. Druegan

    Druegan TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Hi.

    I'm not exactly an expert on DVD burners, having just gotten one myself.. But.

    There are a lot of possibilities as to why you're experiencing a slowdown. Some possibilities are hardware related... your burner might be losing some speed due to age, or problems with your mobo..

    The most likely thing that comes to mind, without having your pc here in front of me, is that your system might be a bit clogged. Sources of this can be anything from a registry seriously cluttered with dead entries to a bunch of adware/spyware/malware sucking up system resources.

    To give your system a good solid cleaning out, I recommend the following programs, all of which are free:

    Toniarts Easycleaner (http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm)
    Very useful for registry cleaning, among other things. I've used it for years and never had it break anything, ever.

    CrapCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.asp)
    Cleans/fixes a whole host of bits which can lead to poor performance. Very easy to use.

    Lavasoft Ad-Aware Personal (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/)
    One of two good anti-adware/spyware/malware cleaners I use and recommend.

    Spybot Search-and-Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html)
    The second of the two good anti-adware/spyware/malware cleaners I use and recommend. The "Immunize" feature is especially nice.

    These programs pretty much constitute my "maintenance suite" that I run every couple of weeks, just to keep things running nicely. I've also found that Ad-aware and Spybot S&D compliment each other nicely, with one catching things that the other occasionally misses. Just remember to clear out the quarantine lists.

    Also, you might want to run a virus scan, just in case you've got something loading gunk onto your system. If you don't have the software, free online virus scans can be found at these sites:

    F-Secure:
    http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
    McAfee:
    http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp
    Panda:
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
    Kaspersky:
    http://www.kaspersky.com/de/scanforvirus
    Symantec:
    http://security.symantec.com/
    BitDefender
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php
    Freedom Online scanner
    http://www.freedom.net/viruscenter/index.html
    Trend Micro Housecall
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    Hope it helps.
  3. G Sharp

    G Sharp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Going to try

    Druegan thanks mate will give some of these a go hope I get it right and do not delete some thing I need
    :angel: G Sharp
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