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Old 08-20-2003, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Hi Ho
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Join Date: Aug 2003
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Default This is making me mad

I bought a Pioneer DVD-ROM drive for my computer. When I play a movie I can't hear the voices!! I can hear all the sounds but when there is a loud explosion or anything the volume drops. It mutes out loud sounds and voices!! I cannot figure out how it can do that or why. I have DMA enabled and I have the audio cable hooked up. I tried playing it with Windows Media Player and the Interactual player that came on the Star Wars DVD. Also, If I play a DVD for more than ten minutes using either player it will completely freeze my computer to where the mouse will not move. It will be like that for 30 seconds and then work for 10 seconds. It will switch back and forth like that even if I get player closed through the task manager. It will stop doing it after five minutes. After the computer freezes like I described above the DVD drive will dissapear from the the computer. It's not in the device manager or anything until I restart. When I restart it works again but it is in PIO mode. It's set to "DMA if available". I have to uninstall it in the device manager and let it reinstall to get int in DMA mode again. The cycle starts over next time the computer freezes. I cannot figure that out either. I am really desprate for help with this. I have asked everyone I can think of. I have tried all the tech forums and no one can help me. Anyone have any ideas?

Here are my system specs

ASUS A7V333 Mother Board (w/onboard sound)
AMD Athlon 1.8ghz CPU
512mb 333mhz DDR RAM
60 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
6GB 5200 RPM Hard Drive
GeForce 4 ti 4800se 128mb Graphics Card
Pioneer 16x DVD-ROM Drive (52x CD)
Plextor 24/10/40x CDRW
Acer 40x CD-ROM
Windows XP Home Edition
Cable Modem
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