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Pioneer DVR-106D burn speed problem

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May 8, 2004 5:10:36 PM

My new (to me) dvr drive won't burn cdr at 16x or 12x without failing. I wonder if there is a windows xp setting I need to fix in order to get the full speed with my system - Using Nero 6. Thanks for any suggestions, RMB

System : Chenming 601-A/Asus A7N8X Deluxe/Athlon XP 2500/Volcano 9/Enermax 350 W/WD 7200 8mb 120 MB/Kingston DDR KVR400X64C25/512/Radeon 9000 64MB/Toshiba DVD SDM1202/Pioneer DVR 106D
May 8, 2004 8:09:31 PM

First, if you are running WinXP, I'd recommend disabling the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service. Then I'd install the latest <A HREF="http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev0..." target="_new">firmware</A> for the drive. If necessary, I'd replace the IDE cable, and last, (but not least), I'd use a different brand of media and see if the problem continued.

Toey

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May 9, 2004 11:22:24 AM

Success, I think! I flashed the firmware and did a simulation burn at 16x for a 60 min audio cd. I enabled buffer underrun protection -- but can't say whether or not I had this checked with the earlier burn that failed at 16x. The simulation was successful, but 3 times during the burn, the process stopped for 30 secs. or so, maybe even longer. Is this normal? I have a log from Nero for this simulation which I can post here -- it's long and to me inpenetrable, but I will post if you want to see it.

As for your other suggestions, I don't know how to disable IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service -- am running XP. Can you tell me how?

BTW - During the burn, my system was like molasses.

Thanks again, for your help. rmb

System : Chenming 601-A/Asus A7N8X Deluxe/Athlon XP 2500/Volcano 9/Enermax 350 W/WD 7200 8mb 120 MB/Kingston DDR KVR400X64C25/512/Radeon 9000 64MB/Toshiba DVD SDM1202/Pioneer DVR 106D
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May 9, 2004 4:56:18 PM

The service is located under Start/Settings/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Conponent Services. Click Services (Local) to expand the list in the right window pane.

Many of these services can be set to manual or disabled, which will free up memory and greatly improve the performance of the system.

A good place to look for information in this area is:

<A HREF="http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm" target="_new">Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations</A>

You might get better results with Nero by adjusting the options under File/Preferences. For instance, I normally set the cache path to a temporary folder on the fastest hard drive partition, and manually set the ultrabuffer to at least 80MB.

If you see many CRC errors in the Event View Logs after burning a disk, it may be a good idea to replace the IDE cable and update the chipset drivers. And you might want to be certain that the optical devices are being properly identified as DMA under the IDE Channel/Controller Properties in the Device Manager, and not running in PIO mode.

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May 10, 2004 2:59:32 AM

you usually dont want to burn audio cds at over 8x. I find if I burn at over 8x w/ my yamaha, the audio cds generally come out unreadable in mnay cd players.

Data cds are completely different stories.

GOod luck

Sparks
May 10, 2004 4:59:08 PM

Thanks for the info, I just assumed with a faster drive than I'd had before I could run it at a faster speed.

What is the right speed to burn dvd-r?

System : Chenming 601-A/Asus A7N8X Deluxe/Athlon XP 2500/Volcano 9/Enermax 350 W/WD 7200 8mb 120 MB/Kingston DDR KVR400X64C25/512/Radeon 9000 64MB/Toshiba DVD SDM1202/Pioneer DVR 106D
May 17, 2004 12:53:50 AM

Figured out what was wrong -- I had connected the dvdr drive to my Promise IDE controller card rather than directly to the mobo. I was having continued probs with Nero -- it would not burn dvdr at all -- so i did a web search and learned I should connect the dvdr to mobo and my hd to the Promise card. That fixed the problems -- I haven't yet gone through the other suggestions about which things to stop running at startup per your web link. I admit to being confused about it all. Thanks, rmb.

System : Chenming 601-A/Asus A7N8X Deluxe/Athlon XP 2500/Volcano 9/Enermax 350 W/WD 7200 8mb 120 MB/Kingston DDR KVR400X64C25/512/Radeon 9000 64MB/Toshiba DVD SDM1202/Pioneer DVR 106D
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