problem copying dvd



kev 01
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
i have nero 6 installed and my read buffer goes from 100 down to 0 and
keeps fluctuating when i copy a dvd, i dont think its my compter being
slow as its a pentium 4 ht 3.2 with 512 ram. i have run firmware on my
dvd rom and rw and its still the same any suggestions please


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kev 01

Bob Knowlden
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Is the drive you're reading from running in DMA or PIO mode? (Check the IDE
controller in Device Manager.) If it's stuck in PIO mode, its performance
will be poor.

Some information is available:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;817472

"IDE ATA and ATAPI disks use PIO mode after multiple time-out or CRC errors
occur"

Some hotfixes are mentioned, but the easiest thing to try in uninstalling
the IDE controller (Device Manager again) and rebooting. The controller
ought to re-install when XP starts up again, and come up in DMA mode.

Good luck.


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"kev 01" <kev.01.1qh31r@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> i have nero 6 installed and my read buffer goes from 100 down to 0 and
> keeps fluctuating when i copy a dvd, i dont think its my compter being
> slow as its a pentium 4 ht 3.2 with 512 ram. i have run firmware on my
> dvd rom and rw and its still the same any suggestions please
>
>
> --
> kev 01


problem copying dvd