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my dvd has taken 7 hours to burn

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by playme123, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. playme123

    playme123 Thread Starter

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    Right not sure where to begin really so hope all this will make sense.............

    Bought this computer over the weekend

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=016



    Ive got some burning software by the name of MySonicDVD on the PC but when trying to load it up comes up DMA disabled, well ive done everything to inable it....no joy.........so thought ive got Nero 5 somewhere, dug that out installed it and tried to use that, but it first came up couldnt be used as not correct bundle package (or something similiar), then manage to get sort of somewhere but it didnt like the fact it was an .avi.

    So I remembered seeing a thread other day and DVD Flick was mentioned...........so yesterday dug out a DVD+RW to try it out, well I was a little dense so after about 2 hours, had to re-do it (please dont ask why as I was having a very bad blonde moment). Anyhow re-started the process, had to leave it as went to work, came home YIPPEEE it worked but took from 12.30pm until the OH came in, he couldnt use the puter as had slowed right down and it finally finished at 7pm.

    Now nearly 7 hours to burn a dvd hmmmm, ive not got much of a life but a little bit of one to not waste 7 hours a time.

    So can anyone help, recommend anything........tell me what I maybe doing wrong, or just call me thick I dont mind just some help guys/girlies.

    Thank you

    Edit * It seems there are some slight differences between the one the bloke advertises to the one I have*
     
  2. swwelsh

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    I couldn't get your link to come up, but if I've got it right you are trying to burn a large .avi file, and you are getting messages from the system that you have DMA turned off to the DVD burner? Try this article to see how to turn on DMA for the drive. Having a drive in PIO mode could slow down burning like you describe. You might also have a relatively slow DVD burner, and if you don't have a lot of system memory, burning a large file or mastering a dvd could take a while. It is also possible that the drive is bad or there are errors in the file you are burning. To get right to device manager as mentioned in the article: click on start, then run, then type devmgmt.msc

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx
     
  3. playme123

    playme123 Thread Starter

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    sorted the dma issue however the dvd now wont burn a dvd
     
  4. swwelsh

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    Do you get error messages when you try to burn something? The drive could be bad. Windows turns off dma access to drives if there are read errors. Does it read discs? Tried another blank disc? Tried a different burner program? If none of that helps I would replace it, dvd burners are pretty cheap these days
     
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