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I have a problem burning to disc using my LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter GH22. I'm using software called SlideShow Expressions to burn slideshows. I've already burned 5 discs successfully using DVD R discs. But now, whenever I'm burning the process only gets as far as step 4 (the actual writing to disc) and then, at any stage during burning, the computer frozes and the only to get a response again is to reboot. The writer drive repeats a double click-click sound and seems to be stuck. I've tried using different disc brands, but that doesn't solve it. I have taken my box in for a check, but no problem found with writer drive. Somebody suggested that the problem could be related to the place where the software stores temporary files, that it is full, or whatever. I'm using a Dell Optiplex GX280, P4, 3.2 MHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 Gig harddrive.

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    Hendrik Uys Nov 07, 2010

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    The problem was solved by resizing photos to under 500 KB - it was a really large project: 466 photos. SlideShow Expressions can handle large amounts of photos in one project using photos in excess of 1MB or 2MB, eg. I burned 2 projects, respectively 305 and 388 photos with a lot of large photos, but when a project becomes really large (the mentioned 466 photos) the software develops difficulties. These problems can however be remedied by resizing the photos. I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager, which worked great because the quality of the photos weren't compromised - visually there is no difference between the burned end product (with resized photos) and the original, large photos. You can always add a data disc with the original sizes to really large projects, but the slideshows will still be great.
    So, it wasn't a LG burning problem after all, rather knowing what your software can handle or not.
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The issue seems not related to the LG Burners, possible the disc in which you are trying to burn may be issue.

Can you try with the different brand disk.

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