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On the one or two occasions that I have copied music files to CD using Windows Media player it has taken about a minute or slow. However, the predicted time to copy 1700 files (500MB) to a CD is currently predicted to take 18 hours. Any ideas?

 

Dell Inspiron 9400 running latestt updates of XP.

 

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Chris.

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Try 1700 with WMP, creating Music CD's and see how long it takes :lol:

 

You need to tell us what it is you are actually doing - Music CD? MP3 CD? or Data Disc?

 

Each is completly different from the other and each has its' own specific requirements.

 

Might help to know what it is you want to accomplish... As you can see there are 3 different ways but what are you really after :huh:

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On the one or two occasions that I have copied music files to CD using Windows Media player it has taken about a minute or slow. However, the predicted time to copy 1700 files (500MB) to a CD is currently predicted to take 18 hours. Any ideas?

 

Dell Inspiron 9400 running latestt updates of XP.

 

Regards,

Chris.

 

XP steps down DMA when it encounters a problem burning burning.

 

#5 in my signature 'Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.'

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Try 1700 with WMP, creating Music CD's and see how long it takes :lol:

 

You need to tell us what it is you are actually doing - Music CD? MP3 CD? or Data Disc?

 

Each is completely different from the other and each has its' own specific requirements.

 

Might help to know what it is you want to accomplish... As you can see there are 3 different ways but what are you really after :huh:

 

Sorry, I thought I had mentioned it. I was in a hurry as dinner was on the table.

I was copying data files and directories. Some if the subdirectories had to be opened to get all their contents into the buffer for burning which was weird, but the indication when I came back to the pc, was that it had burned successfully and the disc had been ejected. However Windows Explorer didn't see any files, and Total Commander could not even see the disc. I cannot remember when I last tried burning a CD but the process seemed pretty straightforward. It makes me wonder if there is something wrong with the drive.

 

Initially, I had tried to use Roxio Burn but it got nowhere at all and the discs had to be binned. Next I tried Data Disc but that asked what I wanted to add to an existing disc. Finally I used Back-up. I used to be really computer savvy but old age is taking its toll! Main problem was that I was working to deadline, couldn't find how to do it with Media Player (tho' I am assured that you can) So did the installation (abt 1 hour) and got straight on it with no time to go thru' the manual. Needless to say, the deadline has long since passed. More haste - less speed. I am going to have a go with Creator Classic just in case. At least, if that works, I can get in the morning post.

 

Best wishes, and thanks for responding,

Chris.

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OK. Mea culpa and RTFM. In my hurry, as I said, I felt I didn't have time to read the manual ( had lunch and did other work during installation) so it all went wrong. Est. time down from hours to lass than a min + a bit to finish closing the burn. Sorry to have wasted your time but maybe it'll help someone else as stupid as me.

 

Best wishes and thanks,

Chris.

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XP steps down DMA when it encounters a problem burning burning.

 

#5 in my signature 'Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.'

 

Sorry CD, didn't see your message, That's a really useful sig you've got there and I will follow up on that DMA stuff. Thanks very much.

 

All the best,

Chris.

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Hi CD. Thank you for your response. I will follow up on the DMA stuff when I get some time. In fact I'll go through some of the other items as well - try to kickstart my flagging memory.

 

Best wishes,

Chris.

 

PS. I already sent a response but it doesn't seem to have come through.

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Hi Chris,

 

If you post a message and it doesn't appear almost immediately, your computer might be showing you a saved copy of the page as it was previously.

 

Tap Ctrl-F5 and that will flush your cache and reload the page from the server.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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OK. Mea culpa and RTFM. In my hurry, as I said, I felt I didn't have time to read the manual ( had lunch and did other work during installation) so it all went wrong. Est. time down from hours to lass than a min + a bit to finish closing the burn. Sorry to have wasted your time but maybe it'll help someone else as stupid as me.

 

Best wishes and thanks,

Chris.

Don't be down!

 

When you don't do it everyday, it is easy to lose track of the steps ~ I keep notes and Pictures :lol:

 

Just make sure you do have a copy of everything you wanted and that it is usable!

 

Any other questions/problems, don't hesitate to stop back in ;)

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Hi Chris,

 

If you post a message and it doesn't appear almost immediately, your computer might be showing you a saved copy of the page as it was previously.

 

Tap Ctrl-F5 and that will flush your cache and reload the page from the server.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

Thanks Brendon. Actually, I work with a zero cache as I do a lot of web editing and the cache gets in the way. However, I'll try that as my (very fallible) memory was that it was Shift f5. That might sort out a few problems.

 

And thanks too to Jim. I'm getting back into my stride now; it's all coming back to me. As you say, infrequent use does lead to forgetfulness. After a break of several months, I have pretty well forgotten all the German technical terms I learned.

 

Once again, thank you to all who responded to my messages.

 

Best wishes,

Chris.

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