Hard drive Problem? DVD burner Problem?

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  1. asantelli macrumors newbie

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    My computer is having trouble burning DVD and CDs - When I burn a DVD I get a buffer under writing error - when I burn a CD I get a device can't handle the burn speed - I lower the speed same problem: I can move files from one hard drive to another with out any problems - Is it my hard drive or is it my super drive -
    HELP!

    A few other problems- lately my computer has been freezing up, I got a start-up disk full error but there was plenty of space on my drive - and I haven't been able to load 10.4 I keeping a disk error mess.

    thanks
    Adam
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Tell us a little bit more about your machine. What sort of Mac is it? Is it the standard DVD/CD burner that came with that Mac or is it an external/upgrade? :)
     
  3. asantelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the computer is a 10.2.8 and the burner is an external lacie - I just hooked the burner up to a lap top and it worked great. It seems like it might be my hard drive.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Was the other computer a Mac? Have you had this burner work normally before? Exactly how much free space does your start up drive have? Hopefully it's more than 8GB. :)
     
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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Only 4GB spare? :eek:

    No wonder everything's running so badly. Try to keep at least 8GB spare for OSX to use as Virtual RAM.
     
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