hi everyone. I've been having problems burning ps2 games with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 9100. The dvd burner is a sony dvd+rw dw r56a. I won't go into the specs cuz i know they are more than capable. i've tried burning games with nero and alcohol 120%. I first tried tekken 5 way back and need for speed underground 2. When i burned them, they would take long to burn, up to 30 minutes, when i know it should go quicker cuz my dads computer does it in 15 minutes, and this laptop is more powerful. Even my cpu usage was pretty high, around 50%, compared to my dads computer which was much lower. When i tried playing the backups, my ps2 would start making loud noises. Like the lense inside is going crazy or something, almost sounds like it'll break any minute. Sometimes the game works, but the ps2 is working hard to play it and making noise, other times, it just goes to a black screen and that's that. I noticed with nero, that my buffer reader was very unstable, going from 98% to 30% back and forth literally every second. That's not supposed to happen. So next i found something on the dell forums http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=insp_cdrom&message.id=40781 told me to uninstall my ide channel for my dvd burner and it should work, someone else had success with this. I did it and my buffer reader was normal, and my cpu wasn't working as hard, and the burn time was back to normal, but the ps2 still handled the game the same way, loud noises. Any advise will be helpful. Thanks.