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Very slow dvd rw drive speed

by sugara69 / August 24, 2011 7:15 PM PDT

I am using a dell dimension 2400 desktop with windows xp professional. I am trying to burn a dvd-r, from different programs such as poweriso, roxio creator, and nero 8. it used to take approximately 25 minutes to copy a full dvd-r, and now it will take an hour or more. I have optimized my registry, with registry mechanic. I have ran a virus scan with eset nod 32. I have reset the DMA, and I have ran a scan with stopzilla, and nothing seems to make the drive speed up to where it used to be. It is a brand new lg IDE dvd dual layer rw drive. Can anybody help? I can't figure how to restore the speed it used to get!

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Make Sure DMA Is Reset Like This
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 1:59 AM PDT

Follow the instructions in the link below to download and run a registry script to fix the DMA settings.Occasionally, settings will appear as if they've enabled DMA but upon a restart, they got back to being PIO.. Use the script to make sure.

Hope this helps.


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by lushys / August 26, 2011 6:15 PM PDT

All Cd/dvd drives have their own bios and software on board and on rare occasions you need to do a restore and its not fun.

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I think I'll read Grif's reply instead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2011 7:05 AM PDT
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Grif's note is spot on. There are NO DRIVERS for the drive in question. But you find folk frantically searching and sadly paying for drivers that are built into XP.

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There are exceptions
by lushys / August 27, 2011 11:43 AM PDT

As I said sometimes when a CD/DVD ram/rw ETC appears dead and everything else in troubleshooring indicates a dead drive a lot of people dont realize there is an actual bios/firmware solution to most drives that save them from the dead. Im not sayin this is the case, and I agree with your point. Was just throwing it out there.

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