Can no longer write a CD or DVD

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz74.orangehome.co.uk
Thu Feb 14 11:59:17 GMT 2008


On Thursday 14 February 2008 02:53:02 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 February 2008 03:21:13 pm Mark Fraser wrote:
> > On Wednesday 13 February 2008 21:09:57 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 13 February 2008 11:34:42 am Mark Fraser wrote:
> > > > I recently upgraded my processor from an Athlon 3700 to an Athlon X2
> > > > 3600+ and although everything seems to be working, I can no longer
> > > > write a CD or DVD with my Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A drive which is set
> > > > as the master drive.
> > > >
> > > > Writing a CD/DVD with k3b starts OK, but after a while the write
> > > > speed goes down to 0 and stays there, this can happen anywhere during
> > > > the write process. The Liteon CD-RW drive that is the slave device
> > > > works fine and burns discs without any problems.
> > > >
> > > > I can't see that changing the processor would cause this, but it
> > > > can't just be bad luck that the drive has failed at exactly the same
> > > > time as I changed processor can it?
> > >
> > > The Athlon X2 is it a 32 bit or 64 bit proc?  The reason I ask is that
> > > if you just upgraded the hardware without upgrading to a 64 bit OS that
> > > may be some of the problem.  But, I can't remember if the 3600+ is 64
> > > bit or not.
> >
> > Both are 64 bit processors, but I'm using them in 32bit mode.
>
> Hmm, completely slipped my mind, I had an Athlon 3200 that was 32 bit, and
> forgot that in there somewhere they went to 64.  Anyway, try this:  Start
> out with a speed that's half of what your running now, and see if it
> trudges its way through.  And, yes, it could be that the CD/DVD burner
> doesn't like the faster processor.

It has been playing up recently though - not recognising that I've loaded a 
blank disk, but it always burnt OK. Also, the other CD-RW drive is working 
OK. Will try lowering the write speed for that drive though.

> Here's something to check running in 32 bit mode, how many procs are active
> on your system?

KInfocenter says there are 2 processors running and it does seem to make 
avidemux process videos faster, so that would seem to mean it is working.

> On my AMD X2 box, I had to run 64 bit native mode to get 
> both cores to run.  Some apps were running horribly, and if I remember
> right K3b was one of them.

>
> --
> See Ya'
> Howard Coles Jr.
> John 3:16!






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