AnyDVD + Sony DRU700A + WinXP

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#1

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.

-Mike


#2

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

  1. go through the 10 points listed @ http://www.mrbass.org/dvdnewbie/ [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 @ http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

  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 @ http://www.snapfiles.com/get/aspilayer.html

  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 @ http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html ]

  6. for XP or Win2K users, optimise your operating system Services for best system performance. for info go to http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Alerter and http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/downloads/service-controller-xp/service-controller-xp.html

  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 @ http://www.deepburner.com/ b) for users of alcohol 120%, update to the latest drives support DLL [ look for topic “Alcohol 120% Device Support Patch Released” @ http://forum.alcohol-soft.com/index.php?showforum=10 ]

  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.


#3

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