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Can`t Use DVD writer with DMA ?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Plummy, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Plummy

    Plummy Guest

    Hi . I desperately need help . My system wont write using a DVD writer Pioneer or Nec in DMA or UDMA mode .

    They only write in PIO mode .

    My Motherboard is approx 2 years old and has never been updated using downloads etc . Partly because I can`t see what Motherboard it is .

    Can I found out my motherboard name using windows XP Pro or the BIOS ?

    I need my DVD Writers to write in DMA mode for greater speed .

    Any info I can give please email me on philplummer@fairadsl.co.uk or use afterdawn .

    Cheers Phil
  2. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 3, 2002
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    I have an old Pioneer 104 & my motherboard is probably way over 2 years old too (altho the box for it is in the loft) :)

    XP Pro will set a drive to PIO mode if a certain amount of read errors occur , Ive had it happen a few times on my DVD-Rom drive but I don't use my ol' burner to read with.

    The solution is often to uninstall the drive (My Comp> Properties > Device Manager > Pioneer x/ NEC x).
    Then restart & let WinXP Pro find it upon coming up... sometimes the process may need to be repeated a couple/few times.

    P.S. Did you change anything in hardware profile lately ?

    Hope I've helped some , but I'm not too much of a tech-head - [bold]HERBs[/bold] (U.K)

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