OK, so heres my problem…my mother and i have identical dell computers (windows xp home)…i run dvd shrink and dvd decrytper frequently…on my machine i can only burn at 1.5x, on hers i can burn at about 9-10x. I have noticed that my machines primary IDE channel is set to DMA if available, but the current mode says PIO. My mother machine is also set to DMA if available and her current mode is Ultra DMA mode 2. Please help me figure out how to get my machine back to dma and faster burning speeds…1.5x is driving me insane! btw the DVD drive is a 16x drive and i have Verbatim 16x, 4.7gb discs…please help! thanks!