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Burn quicker in windows xp

Windows xp has burning software built in which can cause problems sometimes when burning with other programs.
you can turn windows xp burning tool off like this.


Go to "administrative tools" in the control panel.

In the "services" list, disable the IMAPI CD-Burning COM service.

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Why is my samsung pc freezing when I turn it on?


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4895756_troubleshooting-computer-freeze-up.html#ixzz2Zb7B2Sa6

Jul 20, 2013 | Audio Players & Recorders

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what is Power2Go and do I need it


That depends. What OS are you running? What type of files will you burn to disc (and what capacity disc)?

The program lets you burn various files to CD, DVD or BD. If you only plan on burning data files, you may not need it. If you burn ISO to create bootable CDs or DVDs, you might find it useful if you have XP. Windows 7 and 8 include a feature to correctly burn ISOs. (I don't remember if that feature is included in Vista.)
If you want to copy optical discs to burn backup copies, this software will also handle that. The Windows built-in software doesn't copy discs with DRM.

If you are compiling your own audio and video and then burning the resultant file to disc, the software is partially useful. (Another program has to do the compiling.)
There are other programs that do the same tasks as Power2Go. Roxio Creator (includes the video editing and playback software in addition to the burning unit) and Nero Burning ROM are commonly advertised options. A review of Power2Go with links to reviews of similar products is here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407197,00.asp .
I hope this helps. If you need additional information, please add a comment with your OS and file burning plans.
Cindy Wells
(I burn more ISOs and data files. Thus I use the Windows built-in software most of the time.)

Jun 24, 2013 | CyberLink Power2Go

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What Windows-compatible "backup" software can


You can format it directly from Windows XP going in My computer then right click on your drive icon and hit format. Don't change anything in the fields but put a check in quick format.

For your backup needs, Acronis are making very good data management softwares.

Feb 10, 2011 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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my Sony DVD writer reads CD and DVDs but does'nt write.


Could be a faulty burner.
Could be software.

Possible solutions
1. If your not using Nero to burn, install that and try.
(Im sure you can download a demo to test it)

2. I'd also uninstall any dvd ripping software...eg DVD43, etc as I have seen problems where that software has stuffed up filters, meaning the burns always fail immediately. Other times it has caused the burner to no show up in a burning program.

3. Id also click start, run and type MSCONFIG and press enter, then disable any items in the startup panel that are not related to your burning program. also do this for the services tag. (Click hide Microsoft services first)then reboot and retest. If the burner now works then some software is definately causing the problem

To restore normal boot, run msconfig again and choose normal startup.

4. You could also try booting from a dos boot disk and try burning something with that... eg use a ghost boot disk to make a system image. if that works then its definately software.
If that doesnt work then I'd say your up for a new burner.

5. If you have a test burner, try it with that, you may need to do one reboot after first install. It wont need any software, as support for cd/dvds is built into windows. If the test burner works your old burner is faulty.

If that doesnt, You have a software problem.

Before replacing it I'd clean the lens...but its not likely to fix anything if it still reads ok, but has been known to help.
You could also try flashing the burners firmware...not for the fainthearted but what have you got to lose.

IF IT IS SOFTWARE
Then isolating it can be hard.
1. use nero.
2. try checking your filters....http://www.kalytta.com/tools.php has a freeware tool on that page that claims "This tool is able to detect and deactivate or remove broken (unloaded) Filter Drivers.". I havent tried it though
3. last option - run a repair install over windows... this will keep all your programs and files intact but replace all system files and redetect hardware. Google windows repair installation for more info.

Sorry I cant be more specific..but there are sooo many causes of software corruption

HT JoshAU

Jan 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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redone windows xp.... now cant burn dvds


There are dozens of free perfect functioning  burning software. the one that i use is Totally Free Burner 3: as the name says it's free, extremely small ( just 1 MB compared to 100MB for Nero), fast and very easy to use. get it from here http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Audio-CD-DVD-Burning/Totally-Free-Burner.shtml

Jan 21, 2009 | Sony CRX835E CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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