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My Last Resort.... PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by swpkigy, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. swpkigy

    swpkigy Member

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    OK, heres the deal: I've looked around the forums to try and find a solution to my problem, but I haven't found anything that would help me. My burner is EXTREMELY slow. It takes about 2.5 hrs to burn a full dvd. I have a memorex true-8x and i'm using Sony DVD-/+ RW. I tried doing all the changing the PIO to DMA but no matter what I do it wont work.. Please god help me.
     
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    2.5hrs...ouch.

    Start by giving us a run down on your PC system...all the specs.

    Adder.
     
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    OS: Windows XP
    RAM: 640 MB
    Penitum 4 2.4Ghz
    Memorex True-8x DVD Burner DVD+/-RW (USB 2.0)
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Is this a newer pc? or a laptop?
     
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    It's a Desktop PC that I got exactly 1 yr today.
     
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    Please someone help, as im trying to burn a DVD for someone very soon. Thx
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Did it always take this long? If not, when did it start taking so long?
     
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    It always taken this long, I just never took the time to say anything about it.
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    What programs are you using? And are you using USB 2.0 ports?
     
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    I'm using Roxio Easy Media Creater 8. Yes, I'm using USB 2.0.
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    lol ... try DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter. Your trying to backup a dvd right?
     
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    do you also have Nero?
     
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    Nevermind, just saw you were using a usb.
     
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    Yeah I'm trying to backup DVD's and burn mpges,avis,etc. on to DVDRW ex: tv episodes that I missed, boxing matches, that sort of stuff. I dont have Nero. Is it just so slow because of Roxio or because I tried to change the PIo to DMA and it work work... Thx
     
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    Hmmm... should i repost this thread cuz I'm really in need of help.
     
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    I'm not understanding the end of the above statement? Are you saying that the change from PIO to DMA worked? Also, how many hard drives are on your system? If you're running multiple hard drives and one is stuck in PIO mode. Then try copying to the master drive and burning from that one.
     
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    My mistake, I wasn't as clear as I wanted to be. I can't get it from PIO to DMA and i'm only running 1 hard drive.
     
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    swpkigy,

    How long does it take to read a DVD? For example, copy a full DVD to your harddrive using DVD Decrypter or DVD Shrink (without any shrinking).

    Anyone know of any programs that can be used to check the transfer rate of a USB port?

    Have you tried another USB port? (I assume your PC has more than one) Are you using a USB hub?

    Adder.
     
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    Maybe 5 mins to read a DVD. Yes i've tried all of my USB ports, no difference. No all my slots are in the comp., no hub.
     
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    swpkigy -

    Here's what I'm assuming from the information I've seen you post. Since your computer is only 1 year old, your mobo shouldn't be a problem (DMA issue). You're using an external Sony dvd writer connected to your 2.0 USB port. If it's only taking 5 minutes to copy a dvd to your hard drive that's pretty good. I'm thinking it has to do with your Hard Drive. Even if it's in PIO mode, with your system settings it should still only take around 40-50 minutes to write to a DVD with your system. So have you tried using DVD Decrypter to burn the DVD? I'm not sure what the norm is for Roxio? But with DVD Decryptor and your system, it should take 10-13 minutes for a normal DVD. That is if your hard drive you're burning from is in DMA mode.

    Got another question. How many hard drives do you have on your computer? If you only have one. And you have tried doing the PIO to DMA suggestions, then I'm wondering if your cable may be bad or if it's hooked up in the slave position (middle of the cable normally). If you have multiple hard drives than it could be with the configuration of Master and slave which can be easily tested. Let me know.
     
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