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Burning Speed



Got EMC10, had issues with MyDVD and ATI Graphics card (thank you forum for the help) Now I am having burning speed issues in Video Copy and Convert


No matter what blank media I put in, I can only choose 4x speed, and it only burns at 1x speed.


I have XP sp2, updated everything from firmware, to video card, to microsoft update


Any ideas?


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For repeated DMA errors. Windows XP will turn off DMA mode for a device after encountering certain errors during data transfer operations. If more that six DMA transfer timeouts occur, Windows will turn off DMA and use only PIO mode on that device.



In this case, the user cannot turn on DMA for this device. The only option for the user who wants to enable DMA mode is to uninstall and reinstall the device.


Windows XP downgrades the Ultra DMA transfer mode after receiving more than six CRC errors. Whenever possible, the operating system will step down one UDMA mode at a time (from UDMA mode 4 to UDMA mode 3, and so on).


If the mini-IDE driver for the device does not support stepping down transfer modes, or if the device is running UDMA mode 0, Windows XP will step down to PIO mode after encountering six or more CRC errors. In this case, a system reboot should restore the original DMA mode settings.


All CRC and timeout errors are logged in the system event log. These types of errors could be caused by improper mounting or improper cabling (for example, 40-pin instead of 80-pin cable). Or such errors could indicate imminent hardware failure, for example, in a hard drive or chipset.




To enable DMA mode using the Device Manager



Open Device Manager.



Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers to display the list of controllers and channels.



Right-click the icon for the channel to which the device is connected, select Properties, and then click the Advanced Settings tab.



In the Current Transfer Mode drop-down box, select DMA if Available if the current setting is "PIO Only."

If the drop-down box already shows "DMA if Available" but the current transfer mode is PIO, then the user must toggle the settings. That is:


• Change the selection from "DMA if available" to PIO only, and click OK.


• Then repeat the steps above to change the selection to DMA if Available.




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I still only have 4x as an option, one other odd thing. I have 2 Primary IDE channels in the device manager. Tried uninstalling both and the both returned on the reboot.


You should have a primary and a secondary IDE channel, your Drives should be on the secondary.

The instructions told you to uninstall the one the CD/DVD drives were on. They're supposed to "returned on the reboot" reinstall and reset on the boot!


The 4X speed are the disc's your using, along with the firmware of the drive. Download the free CDDVDSpeed and load the disc in the drive and look for Write speeds:, like below. Yours should only show 4X for that media. Try some better name brand media like Verbatim.


CD-DVD Speed is a program for testing optical drives and media .

CD-DVD Speed released



CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info

Basic Information

Disc type: : DVD+R

Book Type : DVD+R

Manufacturer: : Verbatim

MID : MCC 004 000 (00)

Write speeds: : 4 X - 8 X - 12 X - 16 X

Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB

: 4482 MB

: 4700375040 bytes

Extended Information

Layers : 1

Write strategies : 4 X

Disc Status : Empty

Raw Data

ADIP Information (11h)

0000 - A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F 00 00 00 00 - .........&.?....

0010 - 00 00 07 4D 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 38 - ...MCC.....004.8

0020 - 23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 92 5F 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 - #T7..Tl.._......

0030 - 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - ................

0040 - 01 00 38 38 02 2C 5A 1A 05 2E 23 10 04 1E 1D 01 - ..88.,Z...#.....

0050 - 00 00 02 2C 5A 1A 05 2E 23 10 04 1E 1D 01 00 00 - ...,Z...#.......



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I have 2 Primary IDE channels in the device manager. Tried uninstalling both and the both returned on the reboot.



Actually, it depends on your system. I have 3 primary Ide channels, 3 secondary Ide channels, and 3 Standard Dual PCI Ide controllers.


Well he said he had two, you have to look hard today to find more than one (Ide) on a MB! :angry2:


Anyway we weren't discussing super geeks like you and their mavelous machines, K? :lol:


cd ;)

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