Seinfeld season 3

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#1

Ok, im trying to make a copy of seinfeld season 3, so i put this disk in (using dvdshrink) and it analyzes everything fine, then as soon as it starts to encode, it switches to PIO mode, i’ve uninstalled/re-installed numerous times and it never fails to switch back to PIO…

any suggestions?


#2

Could you elaboate little on it switching back to pio mode and what you mean, and what makes you think that is happening? PIO mode is a transfer method on how your drives comunicate with the system. Are you getting an error or seeing it in a log that it is in pio mode or is it causing a problem? Prehaps you are refering to somthing else than what I am thinking of? If you are talking about the transfer mode of your drives, you can be running pio mode, and windows will falslly report dma mode (dma mode 2 but not ultra dma mode 2). This seems to happen with nforce chipset boards the most from what I have seen. If that is infact the problem, setting dma in windows doesn’t do any good unless it is enabled in the bios.
Could you elaborate on the problem a little more?


#3

Well, i noticed it was taking like 2 hrs to encode when it usually takes 20 mins or so, so i checked the primary ide channel, and when i started copying it was showing dma mode, then once the encoding started i checked again and it was in pio mode


#4

I’m guessing that it didn’t used to do this and now it does? That is pretty strange. I would check the bios settings just to be sure dma is enabled there.
Have you made any hardware changes recentlly? I’m just throwing a few guesses out there, but perhaps if you have a slower drive as master, its controler might be restricting the controler on the slave drive, causing it to kick into a lower mode. If you have a spare ide cable, maybe that would be something to check. A damaged ide cable can cause all kinds of strange problems and it wont nesasarilly stop the drives from working all together.


#5

That is correct, it didnt normally do this, and it seems to be only doing this on all of the seinfeld dvd’s. Im afraid i dont know what an ide cable is, but i know i dont have a spare one :slight_smile: