I am having loads of problems. Ill start with system info
P4 520, LGA 775
2.8 GHz 1MB L2-Cache,800MHz FSB
GeForce Fx 5500 oc 256 DDR AGP 8x/4x
4x256MB 3200 Geil value series
Xp Pro Sp2
Nero 6(Now using 7)
Here is what has happened recently. About a week ago. I was having trouble with my 200gb Maxtor Sata going in to PIO mode. Everything I did it would go to DMA 5 but then switch right back. There were times during this the pc would shut down while encoding with nero(updated). But nothing I did would keep the drive in DMA 5. I found ForceAspi and used it, that seemed to work but increased the shut down problems.
Last night I started to do a clean install and was finishing today and went ahead and tried to encode another movie with Nero 7. Same thing again. It runs for a minute but then shuts down. In Nero info tool it was showing that the ASPI was not install. Instead of going with the ForceASPI I went with Adaptec (ASPI 471a2). I am still in the process of updates and etc but getting ready to restart.
If anyone has any idea whats going on or what I can do, it will be greatfully appreciated.
edit** System is on a 160Gb WD Ide and storage is a 200Gb Maxtor Sata. Something I have noticed also is the the monitor flickers every now and then. Temp inside pc case is 85F.
edit #2 Right now I am able to encode with a proble using Nero 7 but dam it says 3h21m It has never taken that long:sad: with Nero 6 not even close. The hd is the wd ide and it is set to dma 4.