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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:32 pm
by Steph
In the IDE controller properties, there are no settings available. Each IDE channel within it does. Both IDE channels all use Microsoft Drivers ( checked it using the "driver" tab you mentionned ).

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:37 pm
by CDRecorder
OK; so there are three entries under the "ide controllers" section in Device manager, right? One says primary, one says secondary, and the third says something like "VIA Bus Master IDE Controller", right? I was looking in the properties of the "VIA Bus Master IDE Controller" one. On my AMD Athlon computer with VIA chipset, I have a "Driver" tab which has the "roll back" button. I am using the MS drivers.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:11 am
by Steph
I did the "rollback" and am using MS drivers ( I was using them before from what the driver details were telling me but rollbacked anyways just in case. I'm now at a older MS driver version. I rebooted the system but same problem still. I will give the guys a call at the store where I purchased the burner and see if they have any idea what else I can do. I'll also go see a fiend of mine and check at what speed he can burn using my CD-R's ( should be faster than me ). Will let you know. Thanks

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:16 am
by CDRecorder
I hope they can help!

BTW, what DMA modes are your burner and your DVD drive using? It will be listed under the secondary IDE channel properties. They may not be running on the same DMA mode, but that's probably OK.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:54 am
by Steph
There both running using the same mode :

Multi-Word DMA mode 2 ( DVD-ROM )
Multi-Word DMA mode 2 ( LTR-52246S )


PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:10 am
by CDRecorder
Try going into your BIOS and setting the "Ultra DMA Mode" for each drive to "Auto". On my AMD Athlon system, this is under the "Integrated Peripherals" section of my AWARD BIOS 6.0.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:42 pm
by Steph
Don't see this option within my bios ( I'm at Award bios 1.0a, never updated it ). I'll update my bios and check for this setting. By the way, my burner was set as "slave" and my DVD was set to "Master". I changed the jumper settings and it has been reversed. Problem still persists.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:33 pm
by Steph
GREAT NEWS ! Problem is now resolved. Steps taken :

- Updated my BIOS to it's latest version
- Within the BIOS, I went into the settings for each drive which were "Seconday Master" and "Secondary Slave" ( CD-RW and DVD ). I specified each drive type ( CD-ROM ) and manually set them do DMA Mode 2 ( there was no auto option which is what you told me to look for so I figured DMA 2 would be ok ). Both drives had no specified options set before ( they were both set to auto to detect the device on the fly ).

- I then checked the DMA settings within XP for the DVD and CD-RW and they are now set to "Ulta DMA mode 2" instead of "Multi Word DMA mode 2" which is what was set before.

- I ran a simulation burn of a 700 mb avi file using the CD-R which came with the burner and it took exactly 2:33 min. Thanks alot to all who have helped me out. I really appreciated it.

My wife is the only one who ain't as happy as I am right now due to all the time I spent debugging this thing ... hehe

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:16 pm
by CDRecorder
Contratulations! :D I'm glad your machine is finally working as it should!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:03 pm
by vinnie97
Excellent, it was the last thing any of us thought! :lol: