Thanks for the reply guys, here is an update on my DVD Burning pblm.
I went out today and puchased a Fujifilm 10 pack of CD-R's that were rated at 48x. when i did nero info on the disk it said the manufacturer was TY's and they were rated at 32x. burnt a 50 minute elvis cd in aboyt 5 minutes (roughly 2.5 minutes of that was the actual burn part). the status screen in nero express 6 was saying it was burning at 32x so i guess this pblm is OK now. My 4 year old cd-r's only supported 8x when i did a nero info check on them.
I still have the pblm with not being able to burn DVD's, (video dvd's and plain data dvd's). I was originally trying with Maxwell DVD+R 8x discs (nero info shows Prodisc R03, supported speeds 12x/8x/6x/4x/2.4x)
Today i bought some TDK-R 8x disks (nero info shows TTG02, supported speeds 8x/6x/4x/2x)
The pblm is the same no matter if i use the +R discs, the -R disks, tried at all suported speeds, tried making plain data file backup with nero6 OEM (220.127.116.11 latest version). Also tried making a Movie DVD using Squeezit to remove copy protection and reauther to fit on a single sided DVD5. I get the same results.
What i get is the nero status screen shows the initial data caching while it procceses the data/video files. Then it tells me to put in my blank media. after i put in the blank DVD it says it is starting to burn at 12x for +r, 8x fpr my -r discs. Then it just freeezes there, the buffer status dosn't change , no additional burn status. i wait 5 minutes and still nothing changes. I try and cancel the job or quit the nero app and windows xp tells me the app is not responding. I even do a ctrl/alt and try to manaully end the nero app and the app does not respond. I have to power cycle or hold the power button in for 4 seconds to force a reboot to have windows reload at this point because the nero app is fozen and won't restart
So it seems to me that it may be a sw pblm between nero 6 and xp or my nd3500 drivers. Running xp home sp2, stock2.18 drivers for the nec3500, and latest nero6 code 18.104.22.168.
I even tryed to backup just a small 100M data file at 2x speed and the same thing happens, the nero app freezes when it trys to start the dvd burn process. But the same nero6 app can burn CD-r's at 32x fine on the same nec3500. I don't get it.
This is very frustrating to me because the main reason i bought this PC was for gaming and backing up Video DVD's.
As far as making sure my mobo bios is using uDMA, from what i can tell reding the Abit AV8 manual there is no way to change this in the bios, both IDE channels support uDMA. does anyone that owns a AV8 mobo confirm this for me, like i said i really don't understand bios option that well, but when i snooped around in the bios i could not see any options to change it between DMA and uDMA. The NEC 3500 is on IDE ch 2, using 80 pin cable, and using the master end of the cable. The slave (middle of the cable is not connected to anything.
Any one with any furthuer sugestions would be appreciated.
- Can anyone sugest another DVD burning application that i could try (prferably freeware) so i could try to pin this down between a nero6 software bug with my nec3500 or bad hardware. Has anyone seen this before where bad hardware in a dvd drive would allow it to burn cd-R/RW's, but not allow it to burn dvd's.
MY RIG -
A64 3000+ winchester (90nm core, S939) @ 1.8GHz
Abit AV8 mobo (S939)
512Mbps (256x2) PC3200
80G Seagate SATA 150 Hard Drive
NEC 3500 DVD Burner (16x)
BFG 6800OC @ 350/700
X-infinity Gaming case w/ 420W PS