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Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by cousin80, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. cousin80

    cousin80 Regular member

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    I have a compaq presario 2100 note book with a external benq 16x dl burner running off usb 2.0 through a pcmcia card and i can only get speeds of about 0.48x it takes my about 2 hours to burn a dvd
    i tried two diferent cards uninstalled and reinstalled all my drivers used 2 diferent usb 2.0 cables 4 diferent types of media i bought the benq because my old burner was doing the same thing and i thought it was a hardware issue but i guess it was not
    any help on my little mystery will be great
    thanks
     
  2. WesleyHes

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    You have done a good job trouble shooting the issue. You pretty much covered all of the bases.

    What software programs are you using? What drive does the notebook have built-in? Who is the maker of the motherboard? Is the BIOS up-to-date?

    To get alot of information about your system, use this free program:

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

     
  3. cousin80

    cousin80 Regular member

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    the software i am using is nero and i updated my bios nothing worked maby my notebook is not fast enough
    this is the info i got from belarc i will let you look at it any help will be great.


    Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Hewlett-Packard Presario 2100 (DC954A) KAM1.59

    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
    256 kilobyte primary memory cache Board: Hewlett-Packard 0024 PQ1A84
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies Ltd. KAM1.59 04/19/2004
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    34.60 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    14.64 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16 USB Device [CD-ROM drive]
    QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-241 [CD-ROM drive]

    TOSHIBA MK4021GAS [Hard drive] (40.01 GB) -- drive 0, s/n X3IE7460T, rev GA225B, SMART Status: Healthy 448 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'M1' has 256 MB
    Slot 'M2' has 256 MB
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (on drive 0) 15.73 GB 2.25 GB free
    d: (on drive 0) 10.49 GB 9.09 GB free
    e: (on drive 0) 8.39 GB 3.29 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Standard floppy disk controller
    ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] RADEON IGP 320M [Display adapter]
    Default Monitor
    Default Monitor
    Digital Flat Panel (1024x768) [Monitor] (19.7"vis)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    O2Micro OZ6912 CardBus Controller
    ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller ALi Audio Accelerator WDM driver
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
    Communications Other Devices
    Conexant 56K ACLink Modem
    National Semiconductor DP83815-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Network Card MAC Address: 00:0B:CD:53:85:A3
    Network IP Address: 69.169.151.92 / 20 Microsoft AC Adapter
    Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    System TALKS USB 2.0 Host Controller
    USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
    USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub


     
  4. cousin80

    cousin80 Regular member

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    i bought a new pcmcia card today still same thing so we know it is not that
     
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    why do you have 3 partitions on your hd when it is only about 30gig???
     
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    i dont know what that has to do with my burner but i reinstalled my os hoping this would cure my problem
    wich it did not so i created 3 partitions one for my software one for my games and formated and installed my os on the other why you ask
     
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    i dont know what that has to do with my burner but i reinstalled my os hoping this would cure my problem
    wich it did not so i created 3 partitions one for my software one for my games and formated and installed my os on the other why you ask
     
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    which drive is the info going onto the dvd comming from c:, d: or e:?
     
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    c drive same as my os
     
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    my burner was burning just as slow before i created the partitions so i dont think that is the issue but maby
     
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    can you try the burner on another computer to see if it is problem or not especially if can use the usb pc card so as to isolate the drive & card from laptop
     
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    i used the burner on another computer and it worked fine but the other computer did not have a pcmcia slot in it i tried two brand new cards and they both did the same thing so i dont think it is a card issue
     
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    these seem to be issues for error messages i am not reseveing any error messages just extreamly slow burn speeds i ran nero cd dvd speed and it looks like a heart moniter of someone who snorted an 8-ball
     
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    You need to read it completely. Not just the first page. Please take the time. Thanks.

    Craig from Ahead Software USA, makers of Nero stated many facts also in that thread.
     
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    also i see i have a 5 volt dc input in my pcmcia card do need an adapter and feed my pcmcia card with 5 volts or somthing i will continue reading them forums you sent me to another time there is a lot to read nothing helped so far but i will keep reading also i get an error on cd dvd speed it is permiter value invalid (052602) maby this will help you guys help me trouble shoot my problem thanks
     
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    what did manual say about the adapter for the card. does the burner have a power adapter to it or just a usb cable??
     
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    the burner has a power cable and a usb cable the pcmcia card had no cable at all just the card with instructions the instructions say nothing about a power cable at all just tells me to incert into slot and window xp will automaticly install drivers and they did device manager is reading enhanced pci to usb controller then under that it says usb root hub not 2.0 though the card came with a driver disk labled usb 2.0 drivers for windows 98/nt i installed them anyways but they made no diference so i uninstalled them an reinstalled the other drivers i think i pulled all the the hair out of my head i refuse to give up untill i solve this problem
     
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    does the laptop have usb2 or 1 on it besides the pc card?? have you tried the onboard usb to see how long it takes to burn a disk. check for possible xp driver from manufacturer
     
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    the laptop has usb one that is why i bought the pcmcia card it burns just fine in the usb 1.1 slot it is just slow burns at the same speed as i am geting out of my pcmcia card slow
     

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