Thanks Keith,i did that and the acceleration is at full already,so i looked for driver info and .net framework.
I am positive i have .Net framework and using ATI 5.13 drivers as the ATI card was installed just over 2 weeks ago and i remember reading about needing to have .Net framework installed too.
Just to be sure could you tell me how to check that please Keith ? something like Start-control panel-system that kind of answer,if you get my drift.
I have found something about DMA mode and windows having a bug that can revert the drive to PIO mode.
So i checked and it says DMA if available or PIO as the 2 options in the box.Unfortunately i might have found an answer but do not understand it.I have copied it below.
Here is a good start point for troubleshooting your problem http://support.micro...om/?kbid=321641
That was the help that was offered and this is what HE did to sort it out.
Thanks very much once again for your help in this regard. I am very happy to report that I have solved the problem! Perhaps not in the most elegant way, as I will describe. What I did, as suggested in another forum, was delete the affected IDE channel. Upon reboot, the channel driver was reinstalled and DMA was reinstated (level 2). Now my DVD plays fine! I am in some amazement, not only that a soft tweak was indeed the cure, but that friendly people like yourself would be so willing to help out. Thanks very much once again!! I guess, as you have touched upon, that there may be some concrete reason as to why the channel was demoted from DMA to PIO by Windows. I have learned that if 6 errors or timeouts occur on the channel that DMA will be downgraded to PIO in order to preserve system stability. The crude maneuver I performed reset everything. I say crude because the reason for the errors/timeouts remains at this point unknown. I tried checking the system logs, but wasn't sure what I was facing. If you are able to find out if a technical issue exists concerning my DVD drive and my motherboard, I would be grateful. Specifically it is a Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1502. My motherboard is a First Mainboard AD11. I will research this more myself. Once again, thanks to you and everyone who has helped me on this problem.
Does that make any sense at all ?
I found that if SP2 is already installed[it is] then it stops doing that.
Here is the link to that informationhttp://techmind.org/dvd/
As you can see i am trying my best to resolve it myself but need some help in deciphering what exactly HE did,if that's the answer of course.Is this information still valid ? I say that because the article mentions DMA if available being not good enough to fix the prob and that's what mine says.It also says mode 5 on one too ?.It has 3 IDE entries how do i determine which one is which ?
I have 1 HDD,1 Asus CDRW and 1 samsung dvd combo drive.thanks again Keith.