I have not had any problems burning DVDs with Nero 7 or w/ 1click DVD until a couple days ago. I took the advice of others that noticed my DMA’s where disabled and so I enabled them. Now whenever my recorders start to burn anything my pc completly shuts down. I tried it several more times and the same thing accures so I disabled my DMA’s and enables PIO setting again and my burner starts burning than about with 10% left to burn I get “burn failed” error again. If anyone has any ideas what is causing my PC to crash when DMA’s are enabled I would greatly appreciate it.
I have never heard of setting DMA causing this kind of problem , what was the process you used to enable DMA
Are you drivers and firmware updated?
I can not guarantee this is the answer, but starting with more updated drivers/firmware for your motherboard and devices is a relatively simple first step.
Thanks for the reply! That’s why this is so puzzling. I have tried everything I can think of. Here is a list of things I have tried.
-I have a MSI K(N Platinum motherboard, 2 GBytes of Corsair DDR2 memory, 2 500GB’s of hard drive, Lite-On LH-18A1P186C, and a Sony Dru-120c that are all less than 2 months old.
-I have checked and rechecked driver and firmware updates and all are up to date.
-Uninstalling and reinstalling all software
-Updating all burning Software
-bought new ultra 550watt power supply
-bought new CPU cooler w/ new Arctic Silver thermal grease and have monitored CPU temp. The temp. never has gone over 105F degrees.
-bought new IDE cable
-bought new system mechanic 7 and no errors where reported.
-bought new surge protector
-I’m not overclocking
-I’ve tried all kinds of Sony, Maxell, Fuji, Memorex DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW and none burn correctly.
-I’ve cleaned registry’s, spy-ware, virus protection, defragmented drives, etc…
- Installed info log tools but system shuts down before any error is reported.
ANY IDEA’S GOOD OR BAD WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
Your hard drives are pluged into SATA ports? Seems like a silly question considering the system really.
No, I don’t have Vista yet I have XP sp2, and my hard drives are both sata. I never replied to to question on how I enabled my DMA’s and I apologize. The way I have done it is gone into device manager, clicked on IDE ATA/ATAPI controller, Clicked on primary IDE channel, clicked on advanced settings, switched transfer mode on device 0 and 1 from PIO to DMA if available, restarted computer and the setting would be than be on DMA ultra 4. I have noticed on some of the other forums people would list theirs as DMA ultra 5. I don’t know if that is the problem and if it is, I don’t know how to change it too ultra 5.
you may check this FAQ article: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616 especially the last section there.
You should also think about uninstalling Nvidia IDE drivers and use the driver built-in into Windows.
Thanks for the reply. The way you described enabling my DMA’s is the same way I have been doing it. I tried your idea of uninstalling Nvidia IDE drivers but the result was the same, my PC shuts down when beginning burning process.