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Problem with burning.....

Discussion in 'General Tech Help & CD Burning Help' started by BrindA17, May 29, 2002.

  1. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    I used to be able to burn at 8x with my burner (Keep in mind I bought it separately and it is a HP CD-Writer Plus 9100). Music, games, etc., I could burn it at 8x. Now, suddenly, I can't burn anything higher than 4x. I don't know why. I tried re-installing my software but that didn't change anything. Is there anything I can do? When using MP3 CD Burner, this was the error message I received:

    "The CD writer needs a continuous stream of data during a burn from the computer. Your computer was not able to fill the data quickly enough which resultied in an unusable CD.

    Try doing a test burn before burning again.

    Make sure to not use any other programs at the same time. Disable screen savers, virus checkers or any other program that may start up during the cd burning process.

    Try lowering the burn speed or checking "convert to wav first" option."

    I closed all backround programs, tried testing first, and tried wavs but it still won't let me burn passed 4x. Please Help, Thanks.
  2. mal

    mal Member

    Have you defragged lately?

    If not, you should.
  3. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    Nope, I haven't. It takes sooooo long because my pc is sooooo slow(333mhz). Is it worth it?
  4. mal

    mal Member

    It sure is worth it. Think about it.

    The more fragmented your HD is, the more time the drive needs to seek, rather than just read. This leads to a slower rate of data transfer.
  5. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    After running the defragmenter, I am still failing the test burns at 8x. Any other ideas?
  6. SkankinMonkey

    SkankinMonkey Member

    Sound's like your unit is dying, time for a new burner.
  7. Arakon

    Arakon New Member

    if the burner is on the same IDE string as the HD you are burning from, try putting it on the other IDE string.
  8. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    I don't know what you are talking about. Could you take me through that process?
  9. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    If it is dying, that is $400 down the damn drain. Got to look for that warrantee......
  10. Arakon

    Arakon New Member

    open the case, see if the burner is connected with the same cable that is also connected to your HD.
  11. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member



    I uninstalled all of my HP burning software and that crappy easy cd creater with it.

    I then installed nero.

    I successfully burned at 8x with NERO!!!!

    Whether the problem be the easy cd creater or the hp software, it doesn't matter. Everything is working ok now. It is better this way anyway. Easy cd creator could not burn MP3's. So i had to have MP3 burner for mp3's, easy cd for other stuff, and cdrwin for games. Now, with nero, I just need nero and cdrwin. Easy cd sucked anyway. I will still burn games at 4x to secure success, but I shouldn't have to burn music that slow. And now I don't have to, thanks to nero! And, I only 2 programs because nero has got it all! If nero burned cue/bins i wouldn't even need cdrwin. But cdrwin is so small that i'm cool with it.

    Thanks for your responses, guys.

    Nero rocks!!!
  12. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    Heh, your story reminded me of my brother's HP burner and the crappy Easy CD Creator software that came with it. He had the same type of problem as you had, but he had a PII400/64. I uninstalled all his HP software and installed just Nero for burning stuff; it was more stable after that. This happened back over 2 years ago, back when HDDs were slow and a slight change in application activity would result in a coaster, even the activation of a blank-screen screen saver. [​IMG]
  13. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member

    That's pretty cool. Atleast I know it isn't just me;) What is it with the software HP provides? I always thought their hardware was top-notch(and still do), but the software they provided sucked. Someone needs to let them know to brake off from Easy CD Creator and that bundle-of-crap software they made.
  14. mal

    mal Member

    What do you mean 'back when'?

    That sounds like my PC. [​IMG]
  15. BrindA17

    BrindA17 New Member


    My printer has been messed up for a while. I had to click print, turn off the printer, then turn it back on to get it to work. Since the uninstallation of the burner software, the printer works normally! That damn software was really corrupting my HP hardware.

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