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Artec - 4/24/2002 11:24:07 AM   
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I posted this in a different forum but I think it belongs here really...

here it is:


I have an Artec 20x10x40 cdrw drive and am running Windows XP. It seems that my burner takes WAY longer than it should to burn a cd. It takes about 12 minutes to burn 80min CD. I noticed that my used read buffer jumps all around. On friends' burners, it goes all the way up to 99 or 98 and stays there. I also get a message at the end of burning almost every time that "Buffer underrun was prevented xx times" and it's usually more than 100. I have firmware version .91 according to Nero. My real problem is that i'm not sure what model i have. In device manager, ,it's listed as RW-201040. I was wondering if there was a firmware upgrade or something else to help me out. Any help is appreciated. I downloaded some flash utility that was listed for the Artec wra-k40 or whatever and when i run it and it has the box to pick the target drive, my cdrw isn't listed...

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RE: Artec - 4/24/2002 12:25:01 PM   
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Have you enabled DMA?

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RE: Artec - 4/24/2002 1:36:29 PM   
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mode is set to DMA if available then right under that it says current mode: PIO

it used to be set on PIO only but a friend recommended changing it. I remember it saying before that i was on DMA. But now it seems to be on PIO.

It's on the secondary master channel if that matters.

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RE: Artec - 4/24/2002 6:06:40 PM   
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just to update the topic. I found a couple articles about it on newsgroups. Apparently Windows XP switches back to PIO if DMA encounters an error. I'm not quite sure how to get it back to DMA. Also, I noticed in my BIOS (which i just updated today) there is no option for DMA but is an option for PIO....

does that help clear anything up?

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RE: Artec - 4/25/2002 10:06:01 PM   
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Ok. Which chipset are you using? Intel or VIA? If you are using Intel try Intel's BustMaster drivers. For VIA install latest Via 4in1 drivers (and maybe VIA IDE Busmaster - even they cause some problems)

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RE: Artec - 4/26/2002 12:21:11 AM   
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i'm really not sure what chipset i'm running.... could it be possible that it's SiS?

I looked in device manager under system devices... and i don't see via or intel anywhere there... and under ide i have primary, secondary, and sis pci ide controller...

i have no clue...
i'm lost

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