Nec 3550A 1/2 hour 16x DVD burn?

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#1

My 3550A went from burning DVD-R / DVD+R, (Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden), 16x media in 6 minutes, to taking over 30 minutes to complete.
Its not the media, something else is going on.
When I burn, the hard drive and green light on the front of the DVD burner flash on and off about once per second.
I bring up task manager, and I don’t see any other application running.
Lots of processes, but non are consuming cpu or memory.
The only thing I have done recently is install Zone Alarm, and yes, I have temporarily disabled it, but burns are still 30+ minutes per attempt.
Any idea’s?
I’m using Liggy and Dee’s latest firmware, (and have been for months).

Thanks much!

WAMozart.


#2

Check your DMA status as your burner is probably not running in the correct mode, see this thread . This is the most common reason for such long burn times.

You need Ultra DMA mode 2 for the NEC. Check your HDDs at the same time.


#3

I have it set to DMA if Available, but it is setting it to PIO Mode 4.
I also updated Nero to latest version. Same behavior, except now NMIndexSvr.exe now takes up 90% of my cpu. Even when I kill that process, the 30+ minute burns are still happening.


#4

But have you uninstalled the controller drivers as shown in the thread I gave?


#5

Remove the primary and secondary IDE controllers from the Device Manager and reboot. It should automatically re-recognize them.


#6

Yeah! Removing the secondary IDE controller and rebooting did it.
It came in as DMA instead of PIO and presto, 6 minute burns again.
Thank you to everyone who helped!!!

WAMozart.