All of a sudden, I can no longer burn data or music cds on my cd burner.
Windows 98 SE
Easy CD Creator 3.5c
(I'm not sure what kind of cd burner -- some kind of generic thing, I think)
(I know it's old stuff, but it worked fine until recently.)
I originally started having the problem a long time ago, when I could no longer burn at 6x speed, only 2x speed. But I didn't mind. Then it wouldn't burn music cds, only data discs. And not it won't do either. I keep getting buffer underrun errors as the reason (plus some other kind of errors listed after those, but those are causing it).
I defraged my harddrive, to no avail. I also did the system tests on the drive to test recording speed, etc. and it passed all of them. I have a feeling it's some kind of setting or something that got changed by itself.
Out of the blue, before this started (meaning not being able to burn anything), when I started my computer and inserted a cd, instead of it normally starting up the Windows default cd player, a window popped up saying it couldn't find the .exe for it (but listed the name of it as some really weird looking characters). I tried turning disc detector off and back on, then finally just typed in the actual cdplayer.exe name and it started the auto-play again. Perhaps something that caused it to suddenly not find the cdplayer is also causing this buffer underrun problem?
I have the free versions of AVG and ZoneAlarm on my system, but I've tried turning those off, which made no difference.
Please help! This stuff all worked before, and I'd just like for it to work again (I don't want to get new programs, etc., at this point -- just get this working again.)
Thanks in advance!