Slow Burning of DVDs on Gateway M460

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I had a problem with my Gateway M460 after I reinstalled Windows XP Pro
on it lately.  CD's would burn fine, but DVD's would burn extremely
slow, like 3 hours to do a single disc.  After much himmm and haahing
with Gateway support I ended up searching the cd forums for the answer
and this is what I found.  Goto Device Manager and look under atapi
devices.  The second listed Primary IDE controller shows that the first
device, the hard drive is useing DMA mode 5 and the second device, the
cddvd burner is useing PIO Mode, even though it says use DMA if
available.  The fix for this is to uninstall the 1st Primary ide
Device, Uninstall the Secondary IDE Device then uninstall the 2nd
Primary ide device and reboot.  Now when the reboot occurs windows will
auto install those devices again and you should see the cd rom device
useing DMA mode 2.  Now You can burn a full DVD in about 10 minutes.

John D. Bivens

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