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#1 funnytim

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:01 PM

Hi,
I got a new DVD burner that came w/ my new computer. - LG GSA-H54N 18x DVD-Writer
However, it really seems to burn very slllloooooooowwwwwwwwwww.

On my old computer, I could burn a movie w/ my old dvd burner inside of 30 mins, but my new burner has taken me 1+ hours to burn.
my new burner's maximum speed is 18x

I've set the speeds to burn at 16x, then 8x, but it still takes that long to burn (same happens w/ cds).

I've been using the same software & discs on both my old & new computer, so i know it's not the problem there.

Any suggestions how to fix it? thanks.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:16 PM

That's indead slow 5-7 min for a dvd I think would be more natural.

Right-click My computer
Properties
Hardware
Device Manager
Where is says IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, right-click your primary and secondary IDE channel respectively.
In properties there, there is a banner that says advanced settings.
Check your drive is set to DMA if available in transfer mode.

Edited by nightspydk, 28 November 2007 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

"DMA if available" is already selected in one Primary IDE Channel, but the other one says "PIO only"

The others say DMA if available

thxs.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:49 AM

I don't think that should be PIO. Runnung in PIO is very slow. Have you got any idea, if this is the channel your burner works from.
Could be obsolete IDE wiring?

edit
Have you tried pressing the arrow down key, where it says PIO only. Change to DMA if available. Select OK and reboot the system.

Here's something about PIO/DMA from microsoft -
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

Edited by nightspydk, 29 November 2007 - 01:16 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:53 PM

Sometimes resetting the DMA from PIO as nightspydk described will not "set". Here is a registry file that will do it for you.

First go into Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types. Click Apply.

Then open Notepad and copy/paste this: (without the -------- parts)
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000]
"SlaveIdDataCheckSum"=-
"MasterIdDataCheckSum"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001]
"SlaveIdDataCheckSum"=-
"MasterIdDataCheckSum"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0002]
"SlaveIdDataCheckSum"=-
"MasterIdDataCheckSum"=-
--------------------

Give it a name like Reset DMA and save it on your desktop or wherever. (I keep mine handy in my Tools folder for whenever I might need it again.)

You'll get a warning when you save it. Ignore it.

Now you should have a file with the registry icon. (Back up your registry before applying it, just in case.) Now click it and say yes when it asks if you want to merge the file with your registry.

XP is set up by default to reset to PIO after X amount of errors. So the secondary IDE channels can get reset to PIO without you even knowing it, until you start having the s-l-o-w burns and failures again.

Edit: After creating the registry file, go back to Tools-Folder Options and re-check Hide extensions for known files.

Edited by mommabear, 29 November 2007 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:04 PM

Another way to reset your DMA from PIO: Getting back to DMA mode in Windows XP - http://sniptools.com/tipstricks/getting-ba...e-in-windows-xp

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

I tried switching to "DMA if available", and the registry file mommabear gave me, but it still didn't work (yes i restarted).
i tried to burn something w/ DVD Decrypter, selected burn MAX speed, but its only burning at 0.9x (see screenshot).

thxs.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

how about some advise directly from the dvdd and imgburn author?

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?s=&...dpost&p=967

another site

http://winhlp.com/node/10

Edited by DaChew, 01 December 2007 - 12:14 AM.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:29 AM

shud i dwld and use that "resetdma" tool ?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:42 AM

try LuK's method first, by uninstalling the controller that the dvd burner is on, if that is too hard to do, try the reset tool

but like it says it only works with windows drivers

this isn't that hard
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:27 AM

ok looks like it works now..after i ran the DMA reset tool

thxs for ur help!


ps. sry for the late reply, i was busy w/ some hwk.




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