PC freezes temporarily when burner is writing lead in

September 1, 2012 at 10:47:22
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 6Gb Ram
This is a problem i am having for a long time.
And its annoying as hell.

Whenever i am burning CD's or DVD's when writing a lead in the computer freezes shortly.
Once its done with the lead in everything is going normal again.
I doubt its a problem on the burner, since i recently replaced it with a new one.
But so far this one has the same problem, so i am guessing it has something to do with either windows or nero.
Perhaps Nero uses all available memory at the start up which causes the freezing.

Would love to figure this one out, if anybody has or had the same problem.
Did you figure it out and maybe solve it?


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September 1, 2012 at 10:55:19
Sounds like the system is doing what you told it to do.

What are your system specs? Appears to be a pretty modern machine.

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September 1, 2012 at 11:59:40
It's a i7 960 CPU, Gigabyte mobo with X58 chipset. 6Gb memory.
And a bunch of harddisk, all Samsung SATA2.

System runs perfect, except for this annoying freezing when i am burning stuff.
Usually its not to much of a problem, since i tend to burn when i am not doing anything on the PC.
But that's also because of the fact that it freezes for a minute tops when its doing the lead in.

But still when your actually burning and doing something, it tends to be annoying.
Specially when your doing something in Word or VB or something alike.
And your typing things out, but they don't go through because of it.

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September 1, 2012 at 16:25:53
Open task manager and look for the process for your burner program. Right click on it and choose to "set priority". Set to a lower setting and see if that helps.

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September 2, 2012 at 18:27:13
"i tend to burn when i am not doing anything on the PC"
That is a wise philosophy. Disk burning is very intensive.

Out of curiosity, does it unfreeze by itself if you wait?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 3, 2012 at 03:00:16
I checked the priority, its on normal setting it any lower has no effect either.

Yeah it does unfreeze by itself, usually only lasts 30 seconds or so.
It only happens when its burning the lead in.

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September 3, 2012 at 14:53:18
"Disk burning is very intensive."

I honestly don't get why so many people still think disk burning is I/O intensive.

Burning DVDs at 16x uses exactly one percent of a 2.82GHz Pentium M's available cycles, and I can do all sorts of crazy stuff on it as it writes to disk. The last time I actually had to sit still while burning a disk was when I had a parallel port CD burner and Win95.

To the OP: unless the drive has buggy firmware (unlikely), I'd blame Nero. Try CDBurnerXP:


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