I am sure this is a software/OS issue, as opposed to a hardware issue..
Anyway, I've just formatted and upgraded to a diff build of XP. Now, when I burn a cd, it takes about 5-10 minutes.
I have a lite-on 52x24x52 with the firmware updated.
Back when I ran 2k, it burned slowly. I installed XP on, it ran quickly and burned cds between 2-3 minutes, depending on cd length.
Now, I am back on this build of XP with SP1a, and it burns slow.
I have 1gb pc3200 ram, and am running a 2800xp.
Any ideas would be appreciated.