CD-burning... was Re. [RC5] defrag

Ben Ketteridge ben.ketteridge at
Tue Jan 25 09:33:32 EST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gunny" <gunny at>
Subject: Re: [RC5] defrag

> Off-topic: didn't I read and advice somewhere that it was better to stop all
> unnecessary programs for cd-burning? Or does this info dates from the
> 486-period?
This certainly was the case a couple of years ago... at a former company, we
a burner where we even had to reboot the PC into non-network mode to improve
likelihood of a successful burn! (in the days when writables cost \pounds 10
and a burn of a full CD took half an hour, or more!)

Modern PCs and burners do not have this restriction.... certainly the one I use
now has no such problems!


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