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MajorDisaster

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Hi my cd/dvd player feels very laggy when burning a DVD. I use to be able to burn DVDs and listen to winamp and surf the web when burning a DVD but now i can't because when i try to listen to winamp from the Internet it skips during the song and when surfing the Internet it's very laggy. I did a speed test and it's only burning a 0.75x
thanks for any help.
here are my specs if you need anymore info let me know please

GeForce 7900GT
2GB DDR2
Lite-on Dvdrw SHM-165H6S with latest firmware drivers
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

please please take a look at this thread and see what iv already tried. thanks
http://club.cdfreaks...ad.php?t=196966
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go here for the fix...

http://www.onthegoso..._setting_nt.htm
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no matter what i do my DVD drive will not stay in DMA mode this is really really upsetting iv been at this off and on for about a month now iv tried different DVD/CD drives and have the same results i don't no what to do :whistling: if it may help here is Nero InfoTool info



Nero InfoTool 4.03

Drive Information
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Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : HS0E
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2006-07-11
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2006/07/11 21:45
Drive Letter : E:\
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 48 X
Write Speed : 48 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC I
Region : All
Changes User
Changes Vendor

Disc Information (E:\)
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Type : no disc inserted


Interface Information
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Adapter 1
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Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices

Adapter 2
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Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Slave: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Adapter 3
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Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices

Adapter 4
---------
Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: ST3320620AS
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 5
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Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices

Adapter 6
---------
Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Edited by MajorDisaster, 05 November 2006 - 05:10 PM.

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I have a question it says in nero info tool that my hard drive is on a prime IDE channel now only ide ribbons are used for ide channels right?
if so I'm not using a ide ribbon for my harddrive i'm using a sata hardrive with the sata cables that came with the motherboard would that say it's on a prime IDE channel? I only have one IDE slot on my motherboard and i have only one IDE ribbon connected to my DVD drive. See pic to know what i mean. thanks
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Setting up the burner drive to operate with DMA mode

In order to verify that your drive works in DMA mode, or to change it to DMA mode, follow these steps.

Open the hardware setting dialog of Windows. To do this, right-click on 'My computer' and select Properties.

DMA setting screen shot

Then, choose the 'Hardware' tab and click on 'Device Manager'.



Each burner drive is controlled by an IDE ATA/ATAPI controller. There are probably two controllers in your computer, each with two devices.

The drive letter of each burner determines the controller and device responsible for it. The table below can be used to determine the correct controller for your burner drive.


Drive letter IDE ATA/ATAPI controller Device
C:\ Primary 0
D:\ Primary 1
E:\ Secondary 0
F:\ Secondary 1

Look for the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI' controllers icon and expand it by clicking on the (+) sign next to it. Select either the Primary or secondary IDE channel, which controls your burner drive, right click on it and select Properties.





Go to the 'Advanced settings' tab, and the device that you want to set (Device 0 or Device 1). The example below shows that drive D:\ works in PIO only mode. You should modify this to 'DMA if available' mode, to let Windows select DMA mode if it is supported by your burner (it usually is).


Then, click OK. Windows will ask you if you want to reboot, for these settings to take effect. You should allow it.

After booting up, the burner drive should work much faster and consume much less CPU power.

enable DMA mode on CD and DVD burner drives

What if this doesn't work?

Windows XP only
Windows XP reverts to PIO mode after several attempts to use DMA mode have failed. If this had happened, Windows XP will not return to DMA mode even if you instruct it to do so. Microsoft considers this a safeguard, but many users find this feature confusing. In order to manually reset the access mode, you can uninstall the drive and reboot. Windows will detect the drive at the first boot and use it. You can then set the access mode to DMA, and Windows will use that setting. Of course, if there is a real problem using DMA mode, Windows will revert to PIO mode again. You may want to consider alternative burning software and verify that it doesn't cause Windows to retreat to PIO mode.

All platforms
Some (rare) burners have problems working in DMA mode. If, after you reboot, the burner driver is not detected, or it doesn't function correctly, you should disable the DMA mode and reboot. If reboot does not fix it, you may uninstall the IDE controller. Windows plug and play would find this device and scan for connected drives. This only occurs for a very small number of burner drives, with very old firmware.
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ok this is weird take a look at this pic my nero info tool
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EDIT: ok now the speeds are at 40x before they where at 0.75x
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