right click my computer > properties > hardware > device manager > IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers. Select either the primary or secondary IDE channels and look for the dvd burner. When you find it open advanced settings. What is the " current transfer mode " for the dvd writer?
Hi Ed-0 Many thanks for the referral to the ‘pcanswers’ page. I followed the workaround instructions. It worked. Problem fixed. A full format of the DVD-RW disk was done in less than 15 minutes. 2.75 MB of mixed data was copied to the DVD-RW disk in 23 minutes. I had hoped the burn would have taken less time though. Notwithstanding, I’m delighted with the fix. Thanks to all you guys who troubled to advise me.