If you like to copy your favorite music onto your own CDs but have a really full hard drive, you may encounter an error called buffer underrun. This can occur when your burner is faster than the data being made available, or when the hard drive and the CPU are occupied preventing the data stream from flowing freely.
The result is the same regardless of the source. The CD you were burning can now be lobbed at the nearest trash can and you will need to start again.
To prevent this from happening again you have a few choices. First, shut down any additional programs you are running. Sometimes the CPU can get mired down if too many things are running. Second, completely load the music to your hard drive before you attempt to make a copy. Third, consider downloading and installing a buffer underrun protection program.
This program will allow the laser writing the disc to stop and then continue writing where it left off. The delays between writings are very small and usually aren’t noticed by most listeners. For rewritable discs you can use the UDF file system. It will break up the data in to smaller packets which can be written in more manageable bursts.
If you insist upon burning while you download or upload, make sure you have a sufficient buffer and opt for a slower burn speed. By letting your computer load the music more quickly you have a better chance of completing the load before you burn.
Speed up your entire computer
Another choice is to speed up the whole computer. By downloading a registry cleaner you encourage your computer to run at optimal speed. With the registry cleaned, temp files under control and the system optimized you will have fewer problems with buffer underrun. Download a copy today and see how well it works.