Hello, This is how the problem goes- I have been using Nero Express for burning Data DVDs for a long time now, and have not encountered any serious problems with anything thus far. But recently Nero Express, and I think only this program (I have not tried Nero burning rom for a while or anything else for that matter) has been acting up. Usually it would take me 15-20 minutes to burn 4 gigabytes of data onto a 4gb 8x speed Aone DVD disc. And it would write the data at exactly that speed. It would then verify the data at about the same speed. THe fact is that the whole process would take 20 minutes or so to complete. I was happy with this. Only until recently have I noticed that it takes me well over one and a half hours to burn data onto a 4 gigabyte disc. Now you see there is the problem, why has Nero Express suddenly become so slow? I mean it says it is burning at 8x speed, but by the time it has finished an hour has already passed. Then the verification, that says it is verifying at 1.2 or so x speed. Now that is slow. My question is how do I fix this problem and go back to the way it used to be? I do not know what kind of information I have to provide, but what I can say is that this problem is sort of recent, and I have not made any major changes to my computer software wise, neither hardware wise, everything is to my knowledge the same as before the problem occured. I am waiting for an answer, and all is welcome. I thank you all in advance for all help. BluRay. ps. Just to makes sure, I am not trying to burn and encode or anything, I am just burning normal everyday sorts of files onto a DVD disc to free up space on my puny hdd. Stuff like pics, vids, blah blah, the list goes on.