New Burner Only Works In Pio Mode

By jtheod
Jan 15, 2007
  1. Installed a new burner, and it will only work in PIO mode. In DMA mode it freezes up my computer. It is the only thing hooked up to my secondary ide cable, and is set to master. Any suggestions on what is wrong? Went and bought another brand, and it does the same thing.
  2. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    What is the make and model of the burner? Have you installed the latest drivers for it?
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check the IDE-settings in your PC's BIOS, they could prevent DMA.
    Or is your PC that old that it does not recognize anything faster than PIO?
  4. jtheod

    jtheod TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I get the option to change to dma, but it doesn't work. Replaced a burnt out burner with a memorex mrx 500n. I have the option to change it to dma, but dma locks up the computer and nothing is recognized as soon as a dvd in inserted.
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    could try uninstall drivers you will find this in hardware computer manage
    have xp or OS install disc ready may need to install drivers for controllers
    I have seen a optical disc error like this and thats How it was fixed
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    it is not uncommon for a newly installed burner to drop into PIO mode usually uninstalling the IDE channel the burner is on (In device manager under IDE ATA Atapi controllers) and rebooting will often times solve the problem. when you reboot windows will automatically reinstall the IDE channel and the burner.
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