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Burning dvds - HJT Log Included

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by lilhomie10, Nov 22, 2005.

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  1. lilhomie10

    lilhomie10 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    When i burn a dvd in nero, it just doesnt seem right. the read buffer stays at 100% but the write buffer goes up and down constantly. to 99% then 27% then back to 83% and random numbers like that.. I have 8x TDK dvd+r and when i burnt at 8x i got pretty much everything was a dud (a coaster) and last night i burnt at 4x and it took a lot longer than nero predicted and it was fine... but when i burnt 4x i actually saved it to an image then burnt the image onto the disc with nero because i was sick of wasting dvd's so i tried a new method. I was just worrying about the write buffer mainly. i think that is affecting burn time and performance. my specs:

    3.2Ghz Pentium 4 (HT)
    1GB ddr400 RAM
    Gigabyte Technology DVD±RW 16x16

    Thankyou
     
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  3. Elvandil

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    What other applications are running while you do this? Your specs are high and you shouldn't have any problems burning while running a few normal programs.

    Look in Task Manager to see if something is using a lot of CPU.

    Have you scanned for malware lately?
     
  4. lilhomie10

    lilhomie10 Thread Starter

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    ok well i closed all of my apps so i had nothing running, cpu usage was around 6-20% so not full or anything and what is malware? i have heard of spyware and adware? it is only about 2 weeks old my installation of XP because i only have this computer for a little while (borrowed it off a friend) and i havnt bothered to put on antivirus but i have Service pack 2.

    so what is malware?

    Thankyou
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Adware and spyware are malware. Not all malware spies or creates ads, so it is a more inclusive term.

    Aside from a problem with the drive itself, you might try scanning for malware first.

    Download HijackThis from this link:

    http://thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

    Click the downloaded file. It will extract to Program Files\HijackThis. Run it from that location and copy the log. Paste it here for analysis.
     
  6. lilhomie10

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    My Hijack This log as follows:


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 8:48:42 PM, on 22/11/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\smax4.exe
    C:\Program Files\OptusNet DSL Internet\DSC.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\divxsm.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.optusnet.com.au/?brand=ODSL&panel=1
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://dsl.optusnet.com.au/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by OptusNet
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\smax4.exe" /tray
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Desktop Service Centre] C:\Program Files\OptusNet DSL Internet\DSC.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DownloadAccelerator] C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EasyTuneV] C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\ET5\GUI.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Run DAP - {669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C} - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://dsl.optusnet.com.au/
    O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
     
  7. JohnWill

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    What kind of cables are you using? For high speed burning on DVD's, you'll need 80 conductor cables. Also, have you checked what mode the DVD is running in Device Manager under ATI\ATAPI Controllers? It may be stuck in PIO mode.
     
  8. lilhomie10

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    Yep i have 40 Conductor cables but i have burnt properly with those before... how do i get it out of PIO mode?
     
  9. prunejuice

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    An optical drive utilizes (up to) UDMA2.

    Why is an 80 pin cable necessary?
     
  10. lilhomie10

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    whats that sposed to mean?
     
  11. GripS

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    Get into the 'Device Manager'. Click on 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'. Here you need to find out which ide channel your optical drives are located. Most likely on one of the 'secondary ide channel' 's. Click on 'Properties' then 'Advanced'.
     
  12. lilhomie10

    lilhomie10 Thread Starter

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    oh well i turned PIO off on all primary and secondary.. so what exaclty is PIO?
     
  13. Elvandil

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    PIO is "paged input/output". It's slower than DMA. Has the change made any difference?
     
  14. lilhomie10

    lilhomie10 Thread Starter

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    well i havnt tried burning any dvds yet but i will tell you when i do. only one was set to PIO and i changed that to DMA (if available)
     
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