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Attn: Newbies..if your DMA is OFF or PIO Mode (here is a very easy guide to fix it)

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by alkohol, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. lursprung

    lursprung Member

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    hey freup,
    I would think you would have to find out why Nero is saying your DMA is off if the settings says "Dma if available". The Dma has to be enabled, to my knowledge.
     
  2. fryerider

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    First - BIG thanks to Alkohol for this GREAT instructional guide. My secondary had somehow slipped into PIO mode and my burns went from 10-15 minutes up to 50 MINUTES!!! With this fix I'm back to my previous speed and LOVING IT!!

    I vote that this guide be stickyed so everyone who is using Nero can find it and gain the same benefit that I, and many others, have experienced.

    Gold Stars to Alkohol, and all the great folks here at Afterdawn that have taken this newbie from a coaster maker to a capable DVD Burner!! Thanks as always!!

    Fryerider

     
  3. alkohol

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    @freup

    What is your burner listed under what channel? Usually it should be under the Secondary. And no Nero doesn't lie. Can you post up a screenshot? If it still says "DMA is OFF," then you'll need to "uninstall" your driver, restart your system, then let Windows reinstall it for you.

    Look at pictures for reference.
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  4. alkohol

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    @fryerider

    You're welcome, glad I could help. Now your back in business, so happy ripping and burning.
     
  5. bharatgr8

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    Hello Alkohol,
    U have become the star of many forums.
    And u have made the complicated things very simple.
    Coming to my matter,
    i would like u to know abt the configuration of my system first of all,
    1) 160 gb SATA hdd
    2) LG DVD WRITER 16x
    3) LG CD WRITER also
    4) NVIDIA Graphics card
    Till last few days, my DVD burner was very much fine.All the devices were in DMA mode including the hard disk.
    Suddenly from the day before,it started burning a DVD for 24 min instead of 8 min while writing in 8x.
    When i checked out the reason, the harddisk was not in DMA mode.It showed DMA off in NERO INFO tool.Moreover the system performance is too worst.Its very slow.So i think that the harddisk not being in DMA mode is the major cause behind everything.Right?
    So wat do u wan me 2 do Alkohol?how can i turn the hard disk to DMA mode?
    How is it possible?
    Pls reply to this post.

     
  6. bharatgr8

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    here follows my NERO LOG FILE TEXT

    1A23-[bold]serial number removed[/bold]

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.56, size=163910 bytes, created 4/2/2003 8:43:44 PM
    Nero version: 6.0.0.0
    Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL10 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL10 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : ST3160023AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : FvF-Inc CDDVD-2003-200x 0800 FVDSCSI Port 4 ID 0 DMA: ?
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    CmdQueuing : 1
    CmdNotification: 2
    WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    EraseSpeed : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 254MB (260844kB)
    Free physical memory: 83MB (85712kB)
    Memory in use : 67 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    4.11.2006
    CD-ROM (ISO)
    9:41:40 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5451
    Iso document burn settings
    ------------------------------------------
    Determine maximum speed : FALSE
    Simulate : FALSE
    Write : TRUE
    Finalize CD : FALSE
    Multisession : TRUE
    Multisession type: : Start multisession
    Burning mode : DAO
    Mode : 1
    ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
    Character set : ISO 9660
    Joliet : TRUE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    9:41:40 AM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    9:41:40 AM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
    Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B running

    9:41:40 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    9:41:41 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3081
    Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

    9:41:41 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 224
    Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28)
    Last address to be written: 2171247 (482:29.72)

    9:41:41 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
    Write in overburning mode: FALSE

    9:41:41 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1688
    Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B, Media type: DVD+R
    Disc Manufacturer ID: MBIPG101, Media Type ID: R04, Product revision number: 1
    Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

    9:41:41 AM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 757
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original CD pos #0 + 2171248 (2171248) = #2171248/482:29.73
    relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2171248 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    9:41:41 AM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3318
    Recorder and media-info

    =======================

    Burning to HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B on a DVD+R media

    9:41:42 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 910
    Prepare recorder HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B for write in cue-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN:
    TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC "", FilePos 0 307200 152055808

    9:41:43 AM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Caching of files started

    9:41:43 AM #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Caching of files completed

    9:41:43 AM #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Burn process started at 8x (11,040 KB/s)

    9:41:43 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2104
    Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    9:41:43 AM #16 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7827
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
    Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
    Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
    Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
    End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Media Specific:
    00 03 4D 42 49 50 47 31 - 30 31 52 30 34 01 38 23 ..MBIPG101R04.8#
    54 37 12 02 42 6E 02 A8 - 6B 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 01 T7..Bn..k.......
    19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 ................

    9:41:43 AM #17 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
    Set remaining time: 6:52,069 (412069ms) -> OK

    9:41:43 AM #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 513
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    10:05:26 AM #19 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 112
    <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2171248 (212170h), lenght 0 blocks

    10:05:26 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 227
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    10:05:47 AM #21 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    10:05:47 AM #22 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    10:05:47 AM #23 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Burn process completed successfully at 8x (11,040 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/12/2005 3:58:14 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 5:29:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

    ====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
     
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  7. creaky

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    @bharatgr8 -

    you'd posted your entire Nero logfile, no problem, though i've removed all but the last burn log entry. Also i've edited out your serial number..

    - Nero's very old, that would be ok apart from the fact that your burner isn't recognised by Nero. See 2 comments down..

    - burners' firmware is out of date, update to DL13 from here - http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2126

    - yup, Nero's too old to recognise your burner, update to 6.6.0.18, the best 6.x version in my opinion - http://httpdl1.usw.nero.com/software/Nero6/Nero-6.6.0.18_no_yt.exe

    - DMA needs sorting out, hence your joining this thread

    - 512MB is what i consider the minimum for dvd work. you should get more memory, and for now you're gonna have to dig deep to close down as much as you can to free up more memory prior to ALL burning

    - hmmm, surprising given the problems that need resolving here
     
  8. Ripper

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    Something to add to creaky's reply,

    That media is very poor. Try better brands such as Verbatim, Sony (Mad in Japan) and Taiyo Yuden.

    Creaky didn't post it as, at the moment, it isn't the problem. However, I am one to bitch when people don't use decent media, but trust me, it's for your own good ;-)

     
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  9. freup

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    I did that (unstalled the driver and window detect it again, but still say DMA is of
     
  10. bharatgr8

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    hello creaky
    I was very pleased for ur wonderful and amazing reply.It was so useful to me.
    But U mentioned that DMA is to be sorted out.
    So how do u do that?I donno how to sort out the DMA mode.
    Pls lemme know how 2 do so.
    Thank u for the efforts u have taken to reply me with such a useful and long stuff.
    Bye
     
  11. bharatgr8

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    hello ripper,
    i didnt understand ur statement "Try better Brand"
    Wat do u mean by this?
    R u saying that my LG DVD burner is not a good brand?
    Pls lemme know clearly.
    Bye
     
  12. Ripper

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    ripper,
    the problem is not with the DVD burner or something else.
    The only problem is with the SATA harddisk which is in PIO mode.
    I tried 2 change it to DMA mode as shown in the guide u provided.
    But it again turned to the PIO after the restart.
    I checked in NERO INFO tool also.
    It says DMA OFF for my Harddisk.
    So should i uninstall the SATA hardisk in the DISK DRIVES category in Device Manager? Will that help me?
    Its shown in the guide that if the DVD burner dusnt turn to DMA mode even after altering it, then they advised to uninstall the DVD burner itself.
    Do i need 2 change the slot of SATA cable once.Mabbe that would work out.One of my cousin has done that and now hes doin fine.There was no problem till date.
    So shall i do that?
     
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    If you'd already tried to uninstall via its driver and upon restart it still showed PIO or OFF Mode, then it's wise to unplug the cable, wait for 45 seconds, then plug it back on. Then try to restart your system again to see if it has solved the DMA issue.

    Hmmm... this maybe irrelevant, but maybe your Nvidia is having issue? Try to search for Nvidia driver via this Nero forum for more help. It has done in the past at this very forum by a few members that they had Nvidia driver and were having DMA issues.
     
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    I'm trying to enable the DMA feature on my Drive
    Drive #2 - Maxtor 6G160E0 (149 GB) every time I run a program that likes to have that DMA feature on all drives say it is not on the Maxtor and I've tryed uninstalling the drive and then reinstalling it but that doesn't work. Please Help
     
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    Oh yea its an STAT Drive 3 gb transfer rate

    -Here is some info on it-

    Field Value
    ATA Device Properties
    Model ID Maxtor 6G160E0
    Serial Number G2002F6G
    Revision KA101US0
    Parameters 310101 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
    LBA Sectors 312581808
    Buffer 8 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
    Multiple Sectors 16
    ECC Bytes 4
    Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
    Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Unformatted Capacity 152628 MB

    ATA Device Features
    SMART Supported
    Security Mode Supported
    Power Management Supported
    Advanced Power Management Supported
    Write Cache Supported
    Host Protected Area Supported
    Power-Up In Standby Supported
    Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
    48-bit LBA Supported
    Device Configuration Overlay Supported

    ATA Device Manufacturer
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/

     
  18. Psu49

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    I wont be able to check my settings until tomorrow, but would the mode make it rip slower only when it has to compress the movie alot? It rips a movie that is 100% in like 15 minutes and if i have to use dvd fab, it copies the whole movie in the 15 minutes also?
     
  19. alkohol

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    15 minutes to rip a "full disc = whole movie" is normal, so you're good to go. However, if it rips a "full disc" dvd more than 30 minutes - 1 hr, then it's a DMA issue, it definitely needs to be fixed by "uninstalling the driver."

    Best of luck!!
     
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    I have found that the info from alkohol was very good and worked! Great stuff and thanks.
     

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