>A friend of mine who has a newer P4 system says his DEVICE >BUFFER is ALWAYS 0% and shortly after his disc starts burning >his BUFFER drops to 0%. I think this may be why I often get >glitchy console game backups …
It occurs to me that he may have a setting which he tweaked that is causing a problem (I am shooting in the dark here, as I do not use burn fuctions on DVD-Decrypter, but assuming that DVD-D buffers work in the same manner as say Nero’s). if available check buffer settings.
When ever I see through put “problems” I always suspect Ultra-DMA modes on the machine in question. Do a search on UltraDMA or maybe more specifically PIOonly mode. M$ had some pretty good articles in their knowledge base.
I believe Nero has a speed test option for all hard drives if you think they might be the problem, but I ran 5400 rpm drives for years without a problem such as this.
I did on occassion have theCd and DVD burner drive channels limit their throughput because of massive amounts of errors reading bad media in those drives. I think you can reset the DMA mode in the system manager, but I do not remember if you have to reboot for it to take effect. Again, search engine articles will explain if you think this might be the problem.
It seems I remember that there were occassions that I fixed these errors by removing the drive from the system both de-install it in windows and physically uninstalling it as well, rebooting and letting windows find and resinstall the drive(s).