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DVD writer damn slow..I got IMATION dvd writer..

Discussion in 'ratDVD discussion, help and suggestions' started by roonie89, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. roonie89

    roonie89 Member

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    I got a Imation dvd writer..It is not even 1 year old...It was working good in my old com but after since i changed my com to new assembled one wit core 2 duo 2.2ghz 1gb ram and 965 mb i got problems..It worked perfectly after i fixed it in my new computer but after a week it got damn slow and for now writing a dvd it takes almost an hour..It used to take not even 10mins before..Both copying and burning takes the same time a lot..
    Mine is Imation DVD writer i guess it is 18x..I checked it in nero info tool firware version is given as PSl1(i dont know wat is firware even though i checked)...And also i include whenever i burn something in the dvd writer or copy something from dvd my computer gets damn slow..mouse becomes shaky...dunoo y it is like tat even though i got 1gb ram ,core 2 duo

    Please help me out Advance thanks

    (sry for my poor english)
     
  2. kantong

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    I was gonna say it depended also on your CPU, but you seem to have a pretty good one. The only reason I can think is the program you used to burn is set to a slow speed, trying checking that.
     
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    It sounds like it slipt in PIO mode. Check the guide below, you might need to enable DMA:
    http://www.onthegosoft.com/dma_setting_nt.htm

    If that's not the case, run an ani virus/spyware/crapware and check for infestation.
     
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  4. roonie89

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    ya thank you guys..It was actually in PIO mode i changed it to DMA if available now its back to normal speed..thanks a lot
     
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    Usually that happens if you have some consecutive reading errors, Windows switches to PIO mode. Luckily, you had one of the esiest fixes!
    Cheers!
     
  6. rick777

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    I'm using a Sony DVD RW DRU 710-a, with the exact same problem. I had it in my old computer case and it worked fine. Built a new computer 2.2ghz intel pentium, 2gig RAM, and whenever i burn a cd or dvd, my computer starts acting slow, I checked the DMA settings and they're set to auto dectect. Ran a virus scan and nothing shows up. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  7. varnull

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    Second sony drive with this issue reported.. or is it a double post?
     
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    I figured it out after readoing a few different fourms. I uninstalled the Primary IDE channel in device manager that the dvd burner was connected to ( I have a SATA HD) and rebooted, it detected everything and was set to DMA instead of PIO. Works great now.
     
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    DMA is your friend, always make sure it tags along...
    Same problem like the OP had, same easy fix!:~)
    Good luck!
     

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