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DRIVE IS NOT IN DMA MODE.


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#1 nicksharma

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:15 AM

Hi All,

Whenever i use NERO for burning cd/dvd i im getting a popup window saying 'This application has detected that your drive is not DMA (direct memory access) mode.To improve your system performance we suggest you to enable DMA for all your drives'. whats this, Can someone please tell me how to enable DMA??

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:50 AM

Assuming your drive is IDE and you have Windows XP:

In Device Manager (right-click My Computer, select Properties, Hardware tab), expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers. For however many channels exist, in Properties\Advanced Settings for each one, look for a device shown as operating in PIO Mode. Change the Transfer Mode to "DMA if available".

Edited by Platypus, 15 March 2009 - 04:51 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:00 AM

How to Enable Direct Memory Access on all drives



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to Enable DMA on all drives.

Instructions
  • Navigate to your control panel. You can do this by either the Start Menu-->Control Panel or Click on the link listed in My Computer.

  • Double click your system icon, to bring up the system properties menu. If you do not see this in XP or Vista, please click the link 'Classic...' on the left.

  • While in the system properties, please click the Hardware tab. Then click the Device Manager button.
  • Now click on the plus sign [+] next to the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers to expand that section.
  • Then double click on the Primary IDE Channel to display the Primary IDE Properties window. Then click on the Advanced Settings Tab at the top of the screen. Now for Device 0, ensure that the Transfer Mode: selection is set to DMA if available. Then for Device 1, ensure that the Transfer Mode: selection is also set to DMA if available. Then, please click OK.
  • Then double click on the Secondary IDE Channel to display the Secondary IDE Properties window. Then click on the Advanced Settings Tab at the top of the screen. Now for Device 0, ensure that the Transfer Mode: selection is set to DMA if available. Then for Device 1, ensure that the Transfer Mode: selection is also set to DMA if available. Then, please click OK.
  • You may now exit all windows, and please Restart Windows.

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 15 March 2009 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

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

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#5 nicksharma

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:37 AM

Thanx to all for replying, yes i am using window xp. As per your instructions checked the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers there were 3 primary and 3 secondary channels and the transfer mode was already set to 'DMA IF AVAILABLE', but i am still getting tha same message while using NERO. What to do?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:48 AM

Dachew, read the topic posted by you it is mentioned there that "Windows XP will often get confused and report that a drive IS running in DMA mode when in reality, it's not. To fix this, Uninstall the IDE/ATA Controller (NOT the Channels!!!)"

but i confused what to remove under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers except CHANNELS i can see (1) ATI IDE CONTROLLER, (2) Standard duel channel pci ide controller there. Thanx again.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:34 PM

You will need to figure out what one your drive is connected to

Edited by DaChew, 15 March 2009 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:51 AM

But how??

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:09 AM

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=64974

An associate wrote a guide for using the nero info tool
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:34 AM

Nero info tool showing nothing about whether the drive in dma mode or not it just showing channels, i am still getting the same message while in device manager t/f mode is set to DMA IF AVAILABLE.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:47 AM

Make and model of your computer and the drive please

What version of nero and what OS?
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:52 AM

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showpost.p...amp;postcount=1

You can always just use cdspeed to do a TRT/transfer rate test, if your drive is in pio mode then you won't get above 2x speed
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

My using window xp service pack 3 and nero version 7.0, here are screenshots of device manager hope it helps:

http://www.image-upload.net/images/j4an1l6kfdby2h7cczxc.jpg

http://www.image-upload.net/images/4x4lulow8ffjltfemt.jpg

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:18 AM

Looking at those screenshots, I suspect your sata hard drive is on the primary using ide emulation and the pata dvd drive is on a secondary pata controller but

Make and model of your computer and the drive please


This is not a multiple choice test, please supply requested information

Edited by DaChew, 16 March 2009 - 10:19 AM.

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#15 nicksharma

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

Did the SPEED TEST average speed was 6.33 it seems fine, so i am going to ignore the message. Thanx for ur time.




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