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Thread: Can a chipset do this?




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    I have a Soyo ps4 Dragon motherboard, with a SiS 645 chipset. I have extreme difficulties burning cd's that are large in size. After several minutes, I get a nag message that the burn failed. Basically, after the lead-in track, there appears to be no hard drive activity.
    The processor is an Intel 1.6 gig, with 256 of ddram. The burner is a Yamahacrw2200ez. Could a faulty chipset cause this? Both the cdrom and burner will burn a cd (with no errors, and using the same file) in a slower, and older pc. I tried to tackle this problem a few months ago, but basically gave up. I tried this morning to burn a video cd and it happened again. Any ideas? Small video games (ones will basic graphics) will burn fine. So will mp3's. This is driving me insane. Help.........lol

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    First guess is that either the chipset drivers are not all installed or DMA is not enabled for you ide chanels (look in device manager).

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    The first time I troubleshot this issue, I checked the BIOS and it showed all channels as Ultra DMA for auto configuration.
    Using your suggestion with device manager, this is what I found:
    Secondary IDE Device "0" Transfer mode PIO only
    Device "1" Ultra DMA mode 2

    The thing I am unsure of is that the burner shows up as the Secondary Slave in the bios. Would this correlated to device"0", or device "1" ?

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Device 0 is the primary (master) on an ide channel, device 1 is the secondary (slave). Is device 0 the hard drive? It is best to have the hard drive and burner on different channels, preferably with both set as master (primary). That way they are not competing with each other so much for system recources.

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    I have two hard drives on the primary IDE and a cdrom and burner on my secondary. I configured them this way to avoid conflicts. The burner is set to slave, as recommended by the owners manual.
    Based on what you said, my cdrom was showing as PIO, so my problem lies elsewhere.
    I decided to try and burn a video cd of a star trek episode. It has been trying to burn now for an hour and a half. The progress remains at 5%. The write buffer is at 98%, but very little hard drive activity is showing. Even if the burner cannot communicate with the hard drive, I am unsure why it doesnt dump the buffer? Also, in times past, I would either get a NERO error message that the write failed, or my pc would simply lock up and require rebooting. Since I went ahead and changed the PIO to Ultra DMA, neither one of those issues has arose, but it doesn't seem to be burning either. I have never attempted a VCD burn before, but I would assume I should have seen some progress in over an hour and a half?

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    I've seen instructions with cheap cd burners to set them up as slaves too. That is just to make it simple for noobs. There are times when a dvd drive demands to be master and you have to do that. But with a cd drive and a burner, the burner should be master. A burner isn't going to work worth a damn if it won't set up with DMA enabled. PIO is pretty low on the totum pole for commanding acess to system resources, especially ram. My guess is that some other app/process has laid prior claim to the secondary channel and Nero is not getting any access.

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    I always set a burner to be the master as a burner will need to control the IDE channel (which it can't do from the slave postion) to get the job done properly.

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    I was pretty thorough the first time I did this troubleshooting, and I believe I did try that, but I will certainly try it again. The individual components work in another pc, so I think I am alright there. A co-worker suggested I check my swap file. He was thinking that mabye a memory shortage was halting the burn process. Also, I noticed that NERO does not dump the buffer contents, so the whole burn operation must be locking up. Sound plausuble?

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    Found the swap file set to 360k. I dunno how it got that way, but I set it to allow XP to allocate whatever it needs. I have 256k of onboard memory, so I would think that an additional 360k would have sufficed. I am attempting another burn, I will post the results. Thanks for the replies.

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    256k? 256mb maybe......And if you don't get DMA working, you will continue to have problems burning large files.

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