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burner working fine then goes slow

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  1. weisnicht

    weisnicht Member

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    I having been using DVD shrink for about 5 months and have been burning some DVDs and usually it takes about 30 hr to encode and 30 to burn....which i find acceptable....but all of a sudden after i burned one DVD this week it started to encode 2 hrs long. I dont know what could be wrong...ive restarted my compter...looked at IDE ATA/ATPI controllers and made sure both were set on DMA if availible...so i dont know what else to do....right now im trying to Defragment my C drive and doing whatever it takes to make it get back to normal....could it be that its worn out? hopefully not i dont wanna pay another $80 for another DVD burner....so can anyone give me an idea of what the problem is or how to fix it? thanks
     
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    when i said 30 hr...i meant 30 minutes
     
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    Hi weisnicht
    Check the current transfer mode too in the ide controllers for all drives - this should show something like Ultra DMA Mode 4. Make sure it doesn't have PIO listed there.
     
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    hey binkie7...i just checked my controllers and it said that that primary channel was DMA...but my secondary transfer mode was DMA if availible....but for current transfer mode it says IPO....so how do i change that?
     
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    There's where the slow part is - the drive is in pio mode.

    So just right click on the secondary channel - pick uninstall. Will give you a popup saying something like warning you are about to uninstall this device. Click ok.
    Now reboot and let windows do it's thing and reinstall.

    Check the secondary now and should be in DMA mode.
     
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    is there any problems that could occur if i uninstall? i dont wanna mess my computer up big time...so is there anything i should know before i do that?
     
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    No you should be fine - once you uninstall windows will detect the ide channel again and reinstall it - this should put it back in DMA mode.

    Here's a guide too - link
     
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    thanks binkie7...hopefully it will work
     
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    Not a problem

    Let us know how it turns out too.
     
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    that did the trick!!!! thanks alot....it sucked not being able to burn anything...its going over 5000 KB/s instead of 900....thanks again
     
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    You're welcome :)

    Glad to hear your back in business.
     

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