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Slow DVD Burner

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#1 JXBlack


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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:32 PM

I have a Pioneer DVR-116 burner. I have burned hundreds of data discs with this burner and they usually took between 10 - 12 minutes to complete. Today the burner has slowed down so that it now takes over an hour to burn 1 disc.
I ran spybot and adaware and corrected some problems but it hasn't sped up the burner.

Is this a software problem or do I need a new burner?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

I would check the DMA settings for that drive.

DMA Mode for ATA-ATAPI Devices in Windows XP - http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

DMA reverts to PIO Windows Problem Solver - http://winhlp.com/node/10

DMA Settings In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q310751

Getting back to DMA mode in Windows XP - http://sniptools.com/vault/getting-back-to-dma-mode-in-windows-xp

NOTE: Some of the suggested fixes...involve performing a registry edit. No matter how simple this may seem, please backup your registry before executing such instructions. A good tool for backing up the registry, ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html .


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