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Problems writing CDs and Veiwing DVDS


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dezjay

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Everything about this laptop is fine apart from this one (well 2) problems, when I write A CD or Play a CD it gets to around track 19 and just freezes, the same thing also happens when I veiw a DVD, It works brilliantly upto around chapter 13, then the screen goes all blocky and starts skipping before freezing and I have to shut the thing down
Please advise thank you
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it would help to know the programs your using to do these with . computer make... etc etc.
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program is windows media player, the laptop is a toshiba..... i will get the full specs to you in a short while
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What else are you doing while burning the CD?

What programs are running (see Task Manager, Process tab for this info).
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System specs are
Toshiba satalite 1110 system
xp home 2002 edition
1.79ghz celeron processor
256mb ram
Ati radeon graphics card
Program used for veiwing DVDs is intervideo windvd4
Using windows media player to burn CDs
I dont do anything while burning CDs just watch tv while laptop is in front of me
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Two suggestions I can think of.

1. Try burning at a slower speed, 6X or less.
2. Add another 256MB or ram. Your current 256 is the absolute minimum for XP.
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I have also found that copying CD to my HDD from works fine until I get to track 19 then it wont read the disk from there on
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This is a combo CD/DVD drive, right? Sure sounds like it's defective.
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