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Burning CD's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by crellin, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. crellin

    crellin Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2001
    Hello, I have a HP CD-Writer Series 82000e plus and I have having trouble burning a cd.
    I have had "Buffer underruns" which I understand somewhat. I don't know if it is caused by the writer or the disc is to fast.

    The writer burns at 4x600 kbs, or 2x300 or 1x150 kbs. I am assuming that the 4x600 is the slower speed. I have noticed that when the cd starts to burn it gives a burn time of approx. 16 minutes, however when time gets within 4minutes left it fails.

    I might mention that I am using nero smart start-with cdRomburn..

    It was suggested that maybe the discs I am using are high speed discs. I don't know enough about that to figure this out. I am using memorex CD-R52x700mb's 80 mins.

    I wonder if someone could give me some advice.

  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The slowest speed is the 1 x 150.

    What are the specifications of the PC that you are using to do the burning with?

    The buffer under-run is where the PC cannot keep up with the data required.

    Also you should never use the PC for any other task when burning.

    Is this an external or internal CD drive? What WIndows version?
  3. crellin

    crellin Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2001
    Hello thanks for replying. I am using winxp/pro. The burner is inside. I have nothing running except my virus software.

    Not sure of the specs, cp is a premio intel inside pentium iii. I don't have any other infor.

    It seems to me that the other nite I tried to burn at 1/150 and failed also. So, maybe software of burner is bad.

    Will be out of town for several days and will look for any response at that time.

    Thanks have a good day/night(y)
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    That sounds like a pretty old CD-RW drive. You may be encountering a compatibility issue. Personally, I'd suggest it's probably past time for a new CD-RW drive. Here's a more modern drive for $17.99 free shipping: http://3btech.net/ar48wrinidec.html
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