Problems with 1640G Recorder

vbimport

#1

Hello evryone:

I’ve just purchased a Philips 1640G and when I try to burn a DVD, my PC gets TOTALLY frozen.

First I tried with DVD decrypter: the pc hungs when writing lead-in.
But If I disable DMA, it works. I’ve installed the via 4in1 drivers, and I’m sure DMA is supported by the driver.

Then I tried to burn a CD using Nero, and it worked fine at 40x speed.

After that, I tried to make a copy of a movie with DVD shrink. The PC hung when the recording was almost finished,
at the writing lead-out stage (but the copy was OK).

The OS recognizes the driver as PBDV1640P, but the model is actually PBDV1640G (is an OEM version).

My configuration:
AMD 64 3000
ASUS A8V Deluxe
Windows 98
Primary IDE Master: HDD
Secondary IDE Master: PBDV1640P

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

I forgot to mention the media: Verbatim+R 8x
And the firmware version P3.0


#3

Dun use the VIA 4in1 driver…use windows IDE driver instead.


#4

Win98 doesn’t have so good IDE drivers…
I have 4 burners connected to the same southbridge (almost same mobo, SK8V), no problems at all with latest VIA 4in1 drivers. It should be sg else.
In my opinion it’s a Win98<->I/O (maybe driver) issue.


#5

So you think upgrading to windows 2000/XP could be the solution?


#6

Your computer is certainly fast enough for XP. I’d say make the upgrade personally. Most of the new apps run better on it and it is more stable. :bigsmile:


#7

I don’t want to install XP because I think it will slow down the system.
I’d rather move to windows 2000.

Anyway, do you think the firmware version could be the origin of the problem instead?


#8

If you have more than 256 MB of physical RAM, WinXP will be fast. With 256 MB use Win2000 instead.
Upgrade FW for better media compatibility only, I don’t think it causes your problem.