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My dvd burner has slowed was burning at 6x now burning at .05%

By john42277
Apr 9, 2009
  1. I have a Compaq Presario SR5710Y with AMD Athalon x2 4450e dual core processors, 3gb memory and 350gb hard drive. My CD-DVD burner is (this is what it says in device manager)
    ATAPI DVD A DH16A6L-C SCSI cd rom device.
    I have been burning my dvds with convert x to dvd with no problems up until this . Every time I go to burn a DVD it will convert but when it burns it is taking so long (I usually burn at 6x) I did a speed test and it said it was burning at .05%. It would probably take 5 hours to burn a normal movie,Anyone know why this may be happening? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    If you are converting to a format readable by a dvd player they burner will burn very slowly depending on the source file. Now does you cpu max out when burning?
     
  3. john42277

    john42277 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have had no problems burning up until now...I have burned many dvds. Cd's are still burning fine but DVD's are going so slow .It usually takes about an hour to hour and a half to convert and burn a 700mb avi file (it takes about 50 minutes to convert file and about 10 minutes to burn) now it still takes about 50 min s to convert but it is taking literally hours to burn
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    You might check in the Device Manager to make sure the optical drive controller hasn't reverted to the slower PIO transfer mode instead of the faster DMA mode. Look under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
     
  5. john42277

    john42277 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Checked it out, is in DMA mode. this is really frustrating .
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The drive might be failing. It happens.
     
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    Drive failure is an unfortunate possibility.
     
  8. john42277

    john42277 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how can i detect drive failure? any other suggestions?
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  10. john42277

    john42277 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded and ran the cleaner.
    I am still having the same problem with burning dvd's
    Any other suggestions? I checked all my drivers to make sure they were updated
     
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