how to activate DMA

April 28, 2009 at 03:57:52
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
burning a dvd of size 4.7GB will took more than an hour in my pc. please help me to fix it.

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#1
April 28, 2009 at 04:50:53
You need to have the motherboard chip set drivers installed and be using an 80 wire/ 40 pin cable if you have an IDE burner.

The speed of the burner, of course, comes into play too. Were you burning DVDR or DVDRW? + & - usually burn at different speeds too.


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#2
April 28, 2009 at 09:42:15
To check if your drive is running in dma mode do the following. As previously stated this is for ide drives. Right click on "My Computer", properties, hardware tab, device manger. Expand ide ata/atapi controllers. Double click on the channel where your burner is located. Select advanced settings tab. Make the change to dma mode if it isn't already . Reboot is required. After a reboot check again to see if setting sticks. For best performance a burner should have it's own ide channel. In other words no other drive on the same ribbon ide cable. On my setup dvd burner is master on secondary ide channel, no slave on same cable.

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