Requesting assistance with HDD in PIO mode

vbimport

#1

I just started having trouble burning discs. I could not get above 2x and the CPU would go crazy. I found that my large hard drive which I burn from has suddenly gone into PIO mode, even though it says “DMA if available”. No matter what I do I cannot get it back into Ultra DMA mode. How would this happen, and how would I go about fixing it? Thanks


#2

check dma settings in bios
are you using standard microsoft ide driver or nvidia/via ones?

edit: also try this expand “ide ata/atapi controllers” in device manager right click the ide channel the hdd is on and click uninstall and restart


#3

That did it. Any ideas why this would happen? At least things are back to normal speedwise for now. Thanks, I appreciate it.


#4

According to Microsoft (sorry, no link at hand) this can happen when there were repeated errors in reading. It’s a sort of “auto-protect” feature.