Remove the case cover to sniff out if it's heat related.
Reduce the record speed to at least 1/2 the rated speed of the media.
I have a NEC 1300ND dvd writer and for the past 2 months i cant seem to make it write dvds! I am using Nero 18.104.22.168 for software. Everything goes well until up to 17% (more or less) when it stops writing. The pc really slows down and does not respond, so i must reset it. The interesting part is, when i open the dvd later, everything is on! Also, when i use the windows CD recording utility on the drive instead Nero, it writes the CD just fine; but DVDs cannot be written like this.
I tried different DVD media but nothing; I fixed the ASPI, but again nothing.
Is Nero the problem here; does it have any compatibility problems? Or is the laser dead and i should buy a new DVD burner?
Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks.
PS: My OS is windows XP service pack 2, 512MB RAM, and i used the latest firmware from NEC.