DVD burner help...

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by zidane_genome, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Need a bit of help as I'm stumped here...

    I recently upgraded the HD in my laptop (80 to 320). I reinstalled Windows XP on this new HD, and proceded to install all my programs. This is where I run into problems.

    When ever the computer is accessing the DVD drive (read or write) it slows to a grind... mouse stutters across the screen, audio/video skip and jump, even typing is slowed down.

    I have burnt 2 Wii games so far on this install, and I can only burn at 0.8x. Yes, ZERO POINT EIGHT. Before I was able to speed along at 8x max.

    Reading from the drive, DVD or CD gives me the same results...

    What are my options here? Should I just reinstall Windows? Could it be the new HD that's affecting my DVD drive?

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     
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    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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  3. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Wow... thanks alot man...

    I would have never thought to check the DMA! I had to uninstall the secondary IDE controller to force it into DMA mode, but it works now...

    I've been working with computers since the Apple ]['s, and would never have thought to check the DMA... just helps to have a forum!
     
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    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    No problem bro, glad I helped! [​IMG]


    I should really read up about DMA now and see what it actually means..... [​IMG]