Crysstaafur -> RE: Philips PCRW804 (3/27/2003 2:01:57 PM)
Concerning my last post a couple nights ago..
So far mixed results...
I took into account what I could find..
with the above message and tried that in
conjunction with a *re:complete sysetem defrag*
and letting the system cool down for at least an
hour <shrug>(apparently they tend to overheat easily) </shrug>
Also I reduced the amount of files to burn from 5000 files
total (not including folders) to about 100 or so and volia!! 8P
(reduction done by archiving with Winace)
I have yet to *fully* burn a 700 MB disc in it's current condition
(used to be able to quite easily before all this happened..)
but I *did* manage to burn 150MB total.
So the only thing I can suggest if anyone is in this situation:
1.)Don't burn a ton of files and if you need to, use a zip program
to condense the number of files to a few
2.)Defrag! especially the drive where the temp file is AND
the drive where your layout points to a majority of files.
3.)Let the system cool off for a while..
4.)Get everything (related) up to date as much as possible
5.)simlularly to item 1, if your drive is nearly full
(like mine was.. make a zip file of your stuff on that
partition, test it for integrity, then delete the unzipped
contents and maybe your data leaving just the zip, but
only if you are severly cramped ie 300MB on a 5GB drive partition
Good luck! I'll post some more info I figure out concerning this
particular situation if anything else pops out..
fyi: I had about 3 buffer underruns before I managed to figure
all this out.. so do be patient
in fact be *very* patient when updating the burner's prom, it took me
a little over an hour before it finished, the system may look frozen
just avoid the tempation to cut the power, in about 10 minutes you
should see somekind of progress even if it's just a simple icon change.. Hopes that helps someone out there.. l8trz