Philips 8701 running ridiculously slow

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#1

My Philips dvd8701 16x dvd writer has for some reason started writing LUDICROUSLY slow, it is at the moment, for example at 20 minutes at 81%.
This is a simple data dvd too. Nothing special, and a Taiyo Yuden 8x disc, so hardly a crappy disc excuse as 8x TY discs tend to write at 16x anyway. Nero the prog I am using.
Anything I can do to check WHY ?


#2

Possible that DMA has been disabled.

Check these 2 links :- 1 and 2 .


#3

Thanks Tim.
Theres no DMA on mine, but I’ve set it as Ultra DMA 2 (let bios set transfer speed) as my comp is only a couple of months old.
Theres nowt I need to write to a DVD at the moment, so I’ll have to wait a little to try it out !