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Posted By : Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 7, 2005

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I keep getting a buffer error while recording CD. I have an HP Recorder and I'm running Windows ME. Is there any setting that can help???

This question was answered on March 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A buffer under run happens when information cannot be recorded to the CD because of resource starvation All CD recorders without buffer under run protection require a constant flow of data to be read from the hard drive to the CD recorder without interruption If the flow of data is stopped, a buffer under run will follow.

For some reason, the data being sent from the computer to the drive is late when writing takes place, writing is temporarily stopped when the data runs out, thus causing an error Once you get a buffer under run error on your CD, the CD can no longer be read and in most cases it renders the CD useless Buffer under run errors occur easily with high-speed (on-the-fly) writing directly from a hard disk or CD-ROM drive with a low data transfer speed, or if some other application is being used on the computer while a CD is being written

To solve this problem:

Turning this feature off the hard drive read-ahead optimization can help to prevent buffer under runs.

1 Go to My Computer

2 Select the drive you want to alter, right-click on it, and select Properties

3 Select Hardware, select Properties, select Disk Properties and you should see the option for Read-Ahead

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 7, 2005

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