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Old 10-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DMA mode need to be enabled for SATA CD/DVD rom drives?

The reason why i'm asking is because when burning a DVD my computer basically locks up - i cant really multitask at all because it seems as if the burning process is eating up ALL system resources.

This is a freshly formatted harddrive and OS and the drive has been defragmented etc.

Computer specs:
Intel E6400
Asus P5B deluxe wifi
4gb 2x2gb G Skill DDR2-1000
NEC/Optiarc SATA Dvd burner
XP Pro 64bit

using Nero 9 to burn DVD's - also locks up when using DVD decrytper to burn DVD's.

Anyone have any idea on this?

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Default Re: DMA mode need to be enabled for SATA CD/DVD rom drives?

Yes DMA mode needs to be enabled for IDE devices. There isn't DMA settings SATA devices that I know of. Check for programs that have high cpu usage. The lockups may caused by a 32bit program on a 64bit OS issue. Try other burning software.
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