I've had a Dell Dimension E510 for about 6 years and things have been fine (if you disregard the general slowing down of the computer). I use my burner a lot and tried to burn something yesterday. It took a few times of opening and shutting the disc tray before the DVD-R was recognized and when it started to burn, it wouldn't burn past 1%. I finally had to force my computer shut.
Does anyone have ideas on what to do? Should I get an external burner? Try to fix it?