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So basically everytime i want to burn a cd, play a dvd, burn a dvd, my whole computer slows up, it should be able to handle some good multitasking considering, but i cant do too much more when i put a cd in,

both my hd and dvd are on the same ide cable,

i cant even play a dvd without huge stuttarage, every 2 seconds!!ahhh

So anyone got any ideaz???

Thanks

Edit: Also, got nod32 and adwatch on always, virus and adware scans daily

dusnt mean i cant have something right?
    
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both my hd and dvd are on the same ide cable,
We may have just found your problem. Since they are on the same IDE the harddrive might be going down to the speed of the DVD drive making it a lot slower.
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That sounds like your CD-Rom drive isn't running faster than UltraDMA-3 speeds.

You can see it somewhere in device manager, I can't remember where though
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A little more info on what I was saying.

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Well sadly doesn't solve your problem since your hard drive is SATA. But if your hard drive was sharing the same cable (since Intel chipsets nowadays don't have anymore than one IDE connector on the motherboard)it would automatically run at the speed of the slowest device on that cable which would be the DVD-RW. Often this speed is either ATA-33 or ATA-66 which is quite significantly slower than the normal hard drive speed of ATA-133.
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should i use my controller card then? and just have my hd hooked up to the mobo?

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Just have your CD Drive on a seperate Cable
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Just have your CD Drive on a seperate Cable
thats what i was gunna do, i have an external mad dog dvd burner 2...but ill just slide the pci controller card in then hook it up ta the cd drive

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Also, make sure your DVD burner has DMA on, and isn't running in PIO mode.

FYI: Windows has it set that if it has trouble reading a disk in a optical drive, it can set the mode back down to PIO and the only way to fix it, is to uninstall the driver for the ide controller (uninstall it from the device manager, reboot, and it reinstalls it, with the opitcal drive in dma settings.)
so, if your drive is stuck in pio mode, that's how you fix it.
    
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Also, make sure your DVD burner has DMA on, and isn't running in PIO mode.

FYI: Windows has it set that if it has trouble reading a disk in a optical drive, it can set the mode back down to PIO and the only way to fix it, is to uninstall the driver for the ide controller (uninstall it from the device manager, reboot, and it reinstalls it, with the opitcal drive in dma settings.)
so, if your drive is stuck in pio mode, that's how you fix it.
ok, so i was in device manager, and i looked at properties for the ide controller and the devices, on the ide controller on one of the tabs it had

master slave
pio dma

i changed the setting on the master to dma from pio

do i still need to uninstall and reinstall?
or did that change it?

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ok, so i was in device manager, and i looked at properties for the ide controller and the devices, on the ide controller on one of the tabs it had

master slave
pio dma

i changed the setting on the master to dma from pio

do i still need to uninstall and reinstall?
or did that change it?

thanks again
I saw some trick somewhere that would fix it by editing the registry and rebooting...
I think it was either HotDog's or Enterprise's FAQ it is mentioned in...

I'm 95% sure it's HotDog's
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