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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.

http://winhlp.com/node/10

Hope this helps.

Grif

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note
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
In reply to: note

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.
Bob

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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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