For few a few weeks my CD burner (and DVD-ROM, too!) has been slow and allthought I quickly saw what was the problem, my memory fails when trying to find the cause of problem. Maybe it's time to either reinstall Win98SE from scratch or change to Win2K with this computer also? The thing is... I don't need
"better" OS with this computer, some softwares stop working... and anything more recent than Win98SE is waste of resources!
Another choice is to keep this (installed 6. Jan. 2001) configuration... but only if someone remembers that easy fix for this problem: I've "lost DMA" from Device Manager... for both drives! It has been working flawlessly before, but I can't find the way for those checkboxes to keep the DMA checked.
A little bit of hardware info:
MB is ASUS A7V133 (Yes, tried different versions of VIA Hyperions).
CD-R: LG's GCE-8480B with fw 1.02
DVD-ROM: Toshiba SD-M1212 with fw 1R22
Both drives connected as single master to "standard" (non-ATA100/Promise) connectors, HD is single master in primary ATA100/Promise. No recent hardware changes, no drivers changes for a long time... until this was found and started to find the cure. ASPI ok. Oh, yes... CDEx has also stopped working.
This has happened once before (over a year ago), but I can't remember even the easy way to fix this. Anybody knowledgeable is more than welcome with good ideas, as I'm ready to give up with this installation. Without DMA it takes hours to backup 40GB, so I would like to fix this fast, before Mr. Murphy strikes. [:0]