Hi all, I don’t use my Sony CRX100EB very much. I think my troubles started after I upgraded my computer. I upgraded the motherboard to a GigaByte GA60-X, the CPU to a PIII 866, and the harddrive to an IBM ATA100 46GB. I also reinstalled Windows 2000 and installed the UltraATA IDE drivers. I never had trouble with the old system, and now I get buffer underruns all the time. Sometimes the testing phase works okay and the error occurs during writing, other times it bombs out during testing. So, it appears that the problem is intermittent but typically always occurs at least once during a disc burn (I once got about 75% of a disc burnt). I’ve also tried doing the burn under Win98 SE on the same machine, but get the same problems. I’ve tried Easy CD Creator 4.02 and 5.0, and I think the last time I used Nero it also failed but I don’t remember if it was the same error.
I do understand what underrun’s are. I’ve done the typical things like shutdown all background apps and scheduled tasks, and unplugged the network cable.
I wonder if it’s a DMA or ATA related problem. I don’t know much about this stuff. Is there anything inparticular that I should check? Under device manager (on both 98 and 2000?) there is an UltraATA driver, and two ATA channel drivers (I think that’s what they’re called). I’m assuming there is one channel driver per IDE channel. I think my setup is:
IDE0: IBM ATA100 HDD ATA33(66?) HDD IDE1: Sony CRX-100EB CD/RW LS-120 SuperDisk FDD
I wonder if it could also be that the drive has got dust in it? Does anyone know of such dust-related problems? And if so, what should I do to clean it?
I’d really appreciate any help.