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system slows to a crawl when burning & win2k aspi

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January 11, 2002 12:50:13 AM

Hello,
I just recieved a yamaha 20x burner for christmas from my girlfriend (what a girl). With my old burner, an acer 8x with 8 meg buffer, my system would slow down to a crawl, virtually un usable. So I figured this new yamaha would help me out bunches. Nope wrong. It slowed down my computer bad too! So, I figured maybe the ide channles on my ECS board were not very good. So I plugged in a promise ultra 33 pci card and put my burner on there. Well, got a tad better but still slows it down. Here are the specs on my system:

-Ecs k7vza with 1.2 gig tbird underclocked to 1.08 (fastest I could get it going with out my system locking)
- 512 megs of ram
- one 61.5 gig ibm deskstar, one 45 gig wd drive on the same channel
- cdrw and cd rom on the other channel.
sb live, geforce 2 gts pro, pcmcia adapter (for my wireless internet), pci 10/100 card.
- Windows 2k sp2.
Now, I use to have a p3 500 on an abit be6, I could burn on my acer and play hlaf life at the same time without problems most of the times. I am burning stuff off my hd to my yamaha and it slows down real bad.... Jerky mouse movements ect. What is going on? Does my mother board just plain sux that bad? Should I get a new one? Does anyone else have this problem? Oh, I was using nero to burn.

Second problem. I cant get Cdrwin to work at all now! It says it cant find my device. I used force aspi and installed the aspi layers. I then used adaptec aspi check and it says everything is fine. Here is the log file:

LOG0143: *****************************************************************
LOG0144: Starting ASPICHK installer on Thu Jan 10 18:47:02 2002
ASPICHK0438: OS = Windows NT (5.00.2195)
UPGRADE1004: c:\winnt\system32\wnaspi32.dll dated 09/10/1999 20:06:00, 45056 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\winnt\system32\wnaspi32.dll version 4.6.0.1021
UPGRADE1004: c:\winnt\system\winaspi.dll dated 09/10/1999 20:06:00, 5600 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\winnt\system\winaspi.dll version 4.6.0.1021
UPGRADE1004: c:\winnt\system32\drivers\aspi32.sys dated 09/10/1999 20:06:00, 25244 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\winnt\system32\drivers\aspi32.sys version 4.6.0.1021
UPGRADE1004: c:\winnt\system\wowpost.exe dated 09/10/1999 20:06:00, 4672 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\winnt\system\wowpost.exe version 4.6.0.1021
ASPICHK0582: ASPI is properly installed and is fully operational. A total of 4 host adapters have been detected.
LOG0218: Closing installer log on Thu Jan 10 18:47:02 2002
LOG0219: ************************************************************

Now what can the problem be? Please help me out! Thanks a million!
-JAson
January 11, 2002 3:40:13 PM

Turn on DMA for the drive. Check your BIOS to make sure it's enabled there, then go to Control Panel --> System --> Hardware --> Device Manager --> IDE/ATA Controllers. Then find which channel your burner is on, go to Advanced, and pull down the menu to "DMA if available".

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