i had a problem over xmas, where a DVD took 40min to burn no matter what i set the burner sepeed to. 1x - 8x was all 40min, the diskes i use will burn in those randges so they should be fine. i solved this problem though by formating the pc and it worked. the problem has come back again and is happening the same way, Nero's wright buffer i think it is, (the one at the bottom of the burn window) is switching imbertween 12%-99% and ranges between continuously. the dvd work after they burn with no problems, but it is starting to anoy me with it taking 40min to make 1. the dvd drive is a artech 12x dvd +/- drive, windows shows it as VOM-12E48X. the data i was trying to burn ranged from 2gb-4.5gb and still took 40min, my pc specks are. inter p4 3ghz 1gb ram 200gb hdd VOM-12E48X on seperate IDE. any help apriciated. btw. i thought it was spyware or somthing similar, so iv run removal tools, and gotten rid of all i could fined, and also gon to safe mode to remove stuff i knew shouldent be on my hhd, programs with names like xyyydfr.exe .