Cd writer problems, scratchy noises on copies

  triflesterms 17:58 18 Jan 2004


Just installed my cd writer combo, i havent been able to make a perfect copy of a cd, everytime i get scratchy noises, either right at the start or somewhere else on the cd.
Ive tried burning on lowest speed & i still get the scratches.
Im using nero express & windows xp pro.

Hope you can help


  Pidder 19:28 18 Jan 2004

Just a thought, have you got anything such as a printer or card reader plugged into USB? I find that this can interrupt video plays on my PC, don't know if it can affect c.d. burning.

  wawadave 19:32 18 Jan 2004

try looking in device manager any problems showing? try burning with only explorer and system tray running and burning program. might be from low resources.

  broggs 19:34 18 Jan 2004

have had this problem if playing back digitally.Go into the properties of your combo and untick this option.Also have you fitted the analogue audio lead from the back of your combo to your sound card as this helps.

  Colditz 19:57 18 Jan 2004

I agree with wawadave come across this a couple of times and always recommended a program called end it all.Worked most of the time.

  triflesterms 22:31 18 Jan 2004

I tried all of the above apart from the audio lead, any other ideas?


  broggs 20:17 24 Jan 2004

try the audio lead and it will work.

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