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DVDXCOPY XPRESS WON'T BURN !

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mkantrim 
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26 May 2003 4:59 PM
I can copy the files just fine to my computer,but when I click "Start" to burn the disc,DVDXCOPY XPRESS just shuts down ! Any help ? Thanks !
Glass 
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26 May 2003 6:05 PM
Do you have electricity?

How about giving some information on what you are working with.
mkantrim 
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26 May 2003 6:28 PM
Yes,I have electricity,and the burner is plugged into the television set.Why can't I burn my Ricki Lake stories ? Just kidding ;-) I have a custom built IBM clone,P4 2.0GHz,512 RDram,GF4 Nvidia card,running XP Home.I have both DVDXCopy,and Xpress.There have been no problems with DVDXCOPY,but I just got XPress,and as I said it copies fine,only crashes when I try to burn the disk.I'd really like to be able to put movies on just one disc,without all the fluff.Does this help ? Thanks !
Glass 
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26 May 2003 7:07 PM
Do you have SP1 for XP? Also, are all your drivers up to date and installed correctly (DVD burners must be set to PIO, not DMA for updates)? Had a person claim he followed my instructions completely when upgrading his firmware. Two days later, he asked what DMA and PIO were.

Make sure you have no other burning programs running, like INCD or Roxio. Make sure you do NOT have DLA installed. Some Norton and McAfee programs may interfere with disc burning, try disabling them temporarily.

What is your burner (believe it or not, had someone who only had a CD burner once, and another person who did not know the difference between +R and -R)?

Do you have enough free space on your hard drive and is it defragged?

We'll try working with you, have patience.
mkantrim 
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26 May 2003 7:18 PM
Thanks,Glass,really appreciate the help ! I have a Sony DRU-500AX,and I think I installed the DLA,which the Veritas software was bundled with the burner,though I never had much luck with it. I do have SP1 installed and have 20Gigs free space in the temp folder.I'll try to un-install that whole Veritas program now.I'll definitley keep you posted ! Thanks again ! ,we maybe will be able to fix this thing !
Glass 
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26 May 2003 7:21 PM
You can keep the RecordNow software, just not the DLA.
mkantrim 
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26 May 2003 9:52 PM
Well,Glass,you're a genius ! I got rid of the DLA,and stopped all other programs,which I think I did before,including Norton SystemWorks,and it works flawlessly,I am in your debt.I really think it was the DLA that was causing the problem. UDA Man ! ;)
stollery 
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26 May 2003 10:04 PM
mkantrim - yep, Glass is the man. I would like to add that day after day after day we have computers in the store that are funkified because of Norton System Works. If I were you I would keep the anti virus and chunk the rest. Plus, it is a major resource hog.
Glass 
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26 May 2003 10:17 PM
mkantrim

Glad we got you up and running. Usually I make people list every program running on their computer as listed by CTRL-ALT-DEL, because most people have NO idea what their computer is doing.

If you want and need them, reinstall your old programs ONE AT A TIME. Try copying a movie after each program. That way, you might be able to pinpoint what is causing the conflict. On the other hand, they might go back in withour any problem.

Like stollery, I have a dislike for Norton. Of course, I am not overly fond of McAfee either. Come to think of it, I don't really like ANY software that insists it should load every time the computer is started!

Glad you understood the little jab about having electricity, but I get frustrated sometimes and have to insert a bit of humor.
stollery 
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26 May 2003 10:22 PM
Glass - God I hope Ireland doesn't see this thread. He's still running off a generator.

This message has been edited since posting. Last time this message was edited on 26 May 2003 10:23 PM

Glass 
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26 May 2003 10:32 PM
Not only that, but when I sent that message in morse code, he just sent garbage back! Don't think he realized that it really WAS morse code!

If you want fun with him, go to http://www.soton.ac.uk/~scp93ch/morse/index.html?http://www.soton.ac.uk/~scp93ch/morse/trans.html
ireland 
AfterDawn Addict

26 May 2003 11:04 PM
I'LL GET EVENNNNNNN.....STOLLERY YOUR WRONG NOT A GENERATOR,a mouse pumping his you know whats off in a wheel cage,for my power....as for morse code,i,me,has me decoder,so their,,,,
Glass 
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26 May 2003 11:14 PM
I am a little trouble maker. If I wasn't, I would just have PM'ed it to him.
ELB 
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27 May 2003 3:43 PM
HI Glass..
I tried to find dla using explore (I'm using wdw 98).It doesn't come up..only system tray and aol tray ...running in background , What are these setting I see you mention ?...ED
mkantrim 
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27 May 2003 3:54 PM
ELB,I went to the Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs,and it was listed with the Veritas RecordNow programs,and I just uninstalled the DLA program.Hope this helps
Glass 
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27 May 2003 11:33 PM
ELB

You have a LOT more programs than that running in the background. To get a small idea, hit the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys at the same time and click on the processes tab.
Floyd 
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28 May 2003 2:04 PM
**Moved**
Mark326 
Junior Member

29 May 2003 7:14 AM
Hi All...

Hey did I see where someone made kind of a blanket statement that anyone using the program and performing an update should have the DVD burner set to PIO mode...EVERYONE??? Aren't there exceptions to that rule, where people using particular type computers with Windows XP under other circumstances, where the transfer mode should remain at RMA?

Thanks
Mark
Mark326 
Junior Member

29 May 2003 7:18 AM
Oh forgot a good resource for DMA vs PIO....gives some detail on what either are and purpose for each:

http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/howbusmaster/

Mark
Mark326 
Junior Member

29 May 2003 7:39 AM
I'm sorry for the third thread but just now read where I think it was Glass that said the exact opposite of what was just said on this page for setting DMA & PIO....where they made a blanket statement directing someone to set to PIO.I know it was regarding updates, however, should that be a blanket statement? Can the moderator please clarify when and where and if Transfer Mode should be set to PIO??

This is what I just read:

Afterdawn Member: (statement/answer)
"Why are you useing dvdr's,test with dvdrw..... i want you to tell us are you able to reburn a movie you did b-4.......
and some facts on your computer,burner,if your computer is set to plo or dma,on which ide cable are your dvd and hard drive,which are master and which are slave,to set to pio or dma go to device mgr, Look for IDE ATE/ATAPT CONTROLERS, GO TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY IDE CHANNEL, ADVANCED SETTING ON BOTH,
LOOK AT TRANSFER MOD-if set to pio change to dma for both... "

Mark

Glass 
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29 May 2003 8:45 PM
Mark

In the world of PCs, nothing is 100%. For the majority, drives should be set to PIO for firmware updates. Drives usually work better and faster when set back to DMA after the drives firmware is updated. Does not matter when updating the program software.
Mark326 
Junior Member

30 May 2003 6:25 AM
Glass...

thanks...I didnt know that about doing firmware updates.....Great tip..

Mark
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