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Burning DVD's Freezes Computer

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by bander, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. bander

    bander Member

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    I am making a large quantity of home videos to distribute to friends and family. When I go to copy my dvds about 1 in 3 or 1 in 5 lock up my computer completely and I have to power down. I have been using Nero and I just don't understand why I can copy a few of them and then every once in a while my computer will freeze up. It does not freeze up at any other time except when I am burning dvds. I am using a sony external dvd burner and am running with 512mb memory. Any help would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Hello bander, check your cooling fan/fans. They could be restricting your air flow for the tower.Clean them. Some dvd programs can increase the temperature of the tower up 5 degrees.I had to put 2 extra fans on mine.Also,make sure everything is off in the background,screen saver,antivirus,internet,and anything else that could activate while you are ripping,encoding, and burning.Your processor runs almost 100% during this process.You may want to defrag quite often,dvd's can take a toll on your harddrive. Good luck
     
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    Thanks. I doubt my tower is overheating. My office is upstairs in my house and it is like 55 degrees up there. I can hardly stand to sit up there and work. Ha. I will make sure every is off in the background. Thanks for the advice.
     

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