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New burner sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by hipcat58, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. hipcat58

    hipcat58 Member

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    Just bought a new HP burner for my computer. Installed pretty easily. Seems to be reading everything fine and burning CDs with no problem, so I'm assuming the whole master/slave setting is right. My problem is with video clips from the internet. Sometimes, they'll burn just fine. Other times, a hour-long clip, for instance, will take like three hours to burn; then, it will say it wasn't burned successfully. While it's burning, it'll slow down my computer to near death. What gives?????

    Frustrated in Northern Virginia
     
  2. johnl123

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    First, make sure the drive is setup to operate in the faster DMA mode, if not, enable it.

    Here's a guide if needed
    http://www.onthegosoft.com/dma_setting_nt.htm

    Second, since the burner is new, it's firmware is most likely old, this can greatly affect read/write performance so you should make sure it's upto date.

    Here's a handly utility that will check and display want firmware version is currently installed.
    http://flashman.rpc1.org/Firmware/DVD-CD_firmware_detect.exe

    Once you know what you have, click on this link and enter the model# of your drive to search for and update if one is available.
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_search.php

    If an update is available, just click on the new version to download the file, then run it to apply the update.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007

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