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29-11-2002, 12:29 PM
Buffer under run - the continuing saga:
I defrag weekly, am using only 4 Gb out of 40 Gb HDD. My system is Pentium II 350 with 128 Mb RAM on Win98. CDR is NEC 28D, the CDRW is Sony CRX 140E. Both CDs are internal

I was using Hot Burn 2.1.3 without problem, downloaded from Hot Burn but regretfully not copied. After re-loading Win 98 I downloaded but got 2.1.6 and have had problems after that. Hot Burn will not respond to compaints.

I can write data to CDRW and disc copy to CDRW, but can no longer write or copy anything to CDR without this message:
"A buffer under run occured during the write operation. Error - operation was not successful"
Even using Simulate mode produced same error.
Any more suggestions appreciated

Babe Ruth
29-11-2002, 01:28 PM

Iomega bought the original makers of HotBurn (Asimware) Go here for the latest patches (which fully support your Sony CRX140 but your NEC appears not to be supported) HotBurn (http://www.iomega.com/software/hotburn/hotburnpc_downloads.html). For some support info see Here (http://www.iomega.com/support/catalog/hotburn.html) and Here (http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10521.html) and finally Here (http://www.iomega.com/support/askiomega_options.html)

Chers, Babe.

29-11-2002, 01:42 PM
Have you made sure you have enabled DMA on your cd-writer...??


29-11-2002, 02:48 PM
try nero. check DMA is on for cd and hardrive. also check what programs are running in the background.

please try to keep posts in one thread. otherwise you may just keep getting the same answer over and over again.

29-11-2002, 03:22 PM
Sorry for ignorance - what is DMA? How do I enable it?
Thanks alands

29-11-2002, 03:26 PM
Right click over "My Computer" select properties... go to system settings (I think?? Am in NT at mo which is different) ... select CD-rom... flick through the tabs, and there should be a box with DMA marked... it SHOULD be ticked... but if it isn't, tick it and see if that makes a difference.