AnyDVD + Sony DRU700A + WinXP

Hi. I have recently purchased a Sony DRU700A. My friend has the slower 4x drive and has been using AnyDVD ok. I downloaded the latest trial AnyDVD - but I have issues. Since installing AnyDVD, whenever I put in a DVD now, WindowsXP just locks up, until I eject the DVD or choose to uninstall AnyDVD. This seems very strange to me. Everyone here swears by the product, I can only spit and piss on it so far - unless someone can give me some truly known technical diagnostics to assist please. I strongly believe in supporting the purchase of software - but ONLY when it is maturely supported by the vendor - and I can’t find any search results on your forums when entering “DRU700A”. Not to sound like a nark - but I don’t believe in hype and marketing bullshit.


9 times out of 10 it’s your setup that needs tweaking.
try >>>

  1. go through the 10 points listed @ [though YOU may be no newbie, the trouble IS, and may be related to any one ,or all, of the listed items]

  2. update the firmware of the drive. check for updates @

  3. a) try another brand of CD/DvD disc. b) try burning at lower speed. eg., don’t try burning at 24x to 16x media; burn according to MEDIA speed limits, don’t try to burn at the cd/dvd drive max speed until you are certain that you can do so without negative consequences.

  4. install an aspi layer. preferred is v460. get it @

  5. a) update the burning program you are using to the latest release. b) uninstall any recently installed software. c) do a virus scan, and a scan with spybot s & d [ get it @ ]

  6. for XP or Win2K users, optimise your operating system Services for best system performance. for info go to and

  7. open taskmanager and shutdown ALL unneeded processes that are running.

  8. a) try another burning software and see if you get a better result. deepburner standard is free. get it @ b) for users of alcohol 120%, update to the latest drives support DLL [ look for topic “Alcohol 120% Device Support Patch Released” @ ]

  9. make sure mainboard chipset drivers are up to date. make sure all cables and jumpers connected to drives are correctly configured with regard to master/slave setup.

  10. enter your BIOS and disable anything you don’t use. set memory speeds to default. set cpu speed to default. if you overclock, DON’T [until you are certain that overclocking is not the cause of the trouble].

  11. if you still cannot fix the problem, try the drive in another PC that has NO burning issues…if possible.

Thanks Ghosters - that gives me some things to try at least.