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  1. Thank you again. I didn't realize the "Device" buffer was not changable. My device buffer now seems to always be 100% or 99% full. Yet my "Buffer" (which I tripled in size using the ImgBurn settings while I was trying to debug the problem that turned out to be PIO instead of DMA) is down at the 1% level. That leaves me wondering about buffers in general ...... Should we, in general, have LARGE or SMALL buffers set in ImgBurn? Correspondingly, should the little green buffer-indication boxes be in the 100% or 5% range? I know so little that I need some guidance on this, that which might seem trivially obvious to you but not to me. Thanks, Karen Cito
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    Burn Rate

    I had the same problem with a really slow DVD burn. The ImgBurn folks solved the problem for me. It turned out that Windows XP slows down the disks turning them from DMA to PIO without you knowing it. See the references at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4032 Good luck! Karen Cito
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    Buffers waiting to recover

    I had the same problem with a really slow DVD burn. The ImgBurn folks solved the problem for me. It turned out that Windows XP slows down the disks turning them from DMA to PIO without you knowing it. See the references at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4032 Good luck! Karen Cito
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    Peculiar Buffer Underrun Problem

    I had the same problem with a really slow DVD burn. The ImgBurn folks solved the problem for me. It turned out that Windows XP slows down the disks turning them from DMA to PIO without you knowing it. See the references at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4032 Good luck! Karen Cito
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    Buffer Recovery Panel

    I had the same problem with a really slow DVD burn. The ImgBurn folks solved the problem for me. It turned out that Windows XP slows down the disks turning them from DMA to PIO without you knowing it. See the references at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4032 Good luck! Karen Cito
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    Have an 8X burner but it burns at 4X

    I had the same problem with a really slow DVD burn. The ImgBurn folks solved the problem for me. It turned out that Windows XP slows down the disks turning them from DMA to PIO without you knowing it. See the references at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4032 Good luck! Karen Cito
  7. Thanks! Will do. This is an informative & responsive group! I love ImgBurn even more now! One question I still have is what's the difference between the two buffers in ImgBurn. I have one called "Buffer" and another called "Device Buffer". I never noticed what the green blocks did until I had this problem. Now the one marked "Buffer' barely gets a 1% block or two at best while the one marked "Device Buffer" gets 100% or 99% all the time. Also, in the ImgBurn log file, there is now only one entry of W 20:09:27 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:09:29 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... Is that normal?
  8. I hate not knowing what is going on. I'm reading the following articles which I list here so someone else with the same problem has an advantage when they get this error message again. IDE ATA and ATAPI disks use PIO mode after multiple time-out or CRC errors occur http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid= "Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level" http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=3826 burning is working but takes forever http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=3713 Burn Rate, Burn Rate Slow http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=3434 Honey, I blew-up the buffers!, Buffers keep emptying, threshold problems http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=3196 Buffers waiting to recover http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2809 HELP!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!, Finalizing Disc Failure - ETC....... http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2767 Peculiar Buffer Underrun Problem http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2692 hard disk activity to reach threshold level http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2512 Buffer Recovery Panel, How to set "Buffer Recovery Thresholds"? http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2056 Have an 8X burner but it burns at 4X, Also I notice I keep getting this message http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=2061 Annoying burning problem. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1916
  9. I wondered what you meant by the "cmc mags". In the ImgBurn log file, I do see a line with the word "CMC" and "MAG" in it. I had two kinds of DVD blanks so I burned the same wedding DVD to each one to check out the time. Here are the results: I 19:07:05 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 19:26:43 Average Write Rate: 4,245 KB/s (3.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,421 KB/s (8.2x) I 20:00:45 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 20:15:23 Average Write Rate: 6,023 KB/s (4.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,612 KB/s (6.2x) I'm not sure what "CMC" "MAG" means, but both blank discs I tried seem to have similar speed results once I solved the POI/DMA problem. What would I see in the "Destination Media Type" for a "better" DVD if it isn't "CMC MAG AM3"???????? Karen Cito
  10. Oh my! It DID make a huge difference to switch from "PIO" mode to "DMA" mode! How did my computer get in "PIO" mode anyway? I certainly didn't do anything on purpose to slow it down! Here is the log which shows a wondrous result on the same DVD test copy of my sister's wedding! Karen Cito [color="blue"] ; //****************************************\\ ; ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 - Log ; Sunday, 06 May 2007, 19:58:27 ; \\****************************************// ; ; I 19:06:32 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started! I 19:06:32 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 19:06:32 Total Physical Memory: 1,039,740 KB - Available: 602,164 KB I 19:06:32 Initialising SPTI... I 19:06:32 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 19:06:32 Found 1 DVD?RW! I 19:07:00 Operation Started! I 19:07:00 Building Image Tree... I 19:07:04 Checking Directory Depth... I 19:07:04 Calculating Totals... I 19:07:04 Preparing Image... I 19:07:04 Checking Path Length... I 19:07:04 Image Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 19:07:04 Image Sectors: 2,279,792 I 19:07:05 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:05 I 19:07:05 Operation Started! I 19:07:05 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==- I 19:07:05 Source File Sectors: 2,279,792 (MODE1/2048) I 19:07:05 Source File Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 19:07:05 Source File Volume Identifier: WEDDING I 19:07:05 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.3.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! I 19:07:05 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 19:07:05 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 19:07:05 Destination Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS1 (E:) (ATA) I 19:07:05 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 19:07:05 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888 I 19:07:05 Write Mode: DVD I 19:07:05 Write Type: DAO I 19:07:05 Write Speed: MAX I 19:07:05 Link Size: Auto I 19:07:05 Test Mode: No I 19:07:05 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 19:07:06 Filling Buffer... (49 MB) I 19:07:08 Writing LeadIn... I 19:08:17 Writing Image... (LBA: 0 - 2279791)[color="red"] W 19:15:28 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 19:15:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...[/color] I 19:15:32 Writing Image... I 19:26:12 Synchronising Cache... I 19:26:43 Image MD5: 53f8b619720b71c6fb1051f1e0923904 I 19:26:43 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:19:38[color="red"] I 19:26:43 Average Write Rate: 4,245 KB/s (3.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,421 KB/s (8.2x)[/color] I 19:26:43 Cycling Tray before Verify... W 19:26:47 Waiting for device to become ready... I 19:56:59 Abort Request Acknowledged E 19:56:59 Device Not Ready - Medium Not Present E 19:56:59 Operation Aborted! I 19:58:27 Close Request Acknowledged I 19:58:27 Closing Down... I 19:58:27 Shutting down SPTI... I 19:58:27 ImgBurn closed! [/color]
  11. I deleted both of the "controllers" listed above. The WinXP machine asked me to reboot. Then when it came up, it asked to reboot again. Then, I looked and now the settings are DIFFERENT! The 82801 line still doesn't have an "Advanced Settings" tab but the "Primary IDE Channel" line lists in the "Advanced Settings" tab: - Device 0 - Device Type = Auto Detection (grayed out) - Transfer Mode = DMA if available - Current Transfer Mode = Ultra DMA Mode 5 (grayed out) Device 1 - Device Type = Auto Detection (grayed out) - Transfer Mode = DMA if available - Current Transfer Mode = Ultra DMA Mode 2 (grayed out) I will try another burn of my older sister's wedding DVD to see if this switch from PIO makes a difference. BTW, what is PIO and DMA and mode 2 and mode 5 anyway????? Karen Cito
  12. Thank you for the very quick response. I was in the midst of testing this! At the moment, I'm trying to figure out which of the three lines to delete??? My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > + IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers - Intel? 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F - Primary IDE Channel Which of these three is supposed to be deleted?
  13. I'm wondering if DMA is the problem based on this thread http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=817472 I never heard of DMA but when I click on Windows XP "My Computer" > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers", I see two entries: - IntelĀ® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F - Primary IDE Channel The 82801 line doesn't have an "Advanced Settings" tab but the "Primary IDE Channel" line does have an "Advanced Settings" tab which says: - Device 0 - Device Type = Auto Detection (grayed out) - Transfer Mode = DMA if available - Current Transfer Mode = PIO Mode (grayed out) Device 1 - Device Type = Auto Detection (grayed out) - Transfer Mode = DMA if available - Current Transfer Mode = PIO Mode (grayed out) I would like to "switch" this back to DMS but how? The Transfer Mode is the only option that I can change here but the only other option is "PIO Only". How can I tell if I am in the (faster) DMA more or in the (slower) PIO mode?
  14. I thank you for that advice. I had googled extensively and based on that googling, I had defragmented the hard disk and turned off EVERYTHING I could (anti virus, firewall, every item in the tray, all services that I didn't know exactly what they were, etc.). I even turned off the buffer checks (ImgBurn: Tools > Settings > I/O > Enable Buffer Recovery = off) in a misguided attempt to solve the problem inside of ImgBurn itself. Yet, my very next burn of a DVD still fell to 0.3x speeds and four and a half hours (see log attached). ; //****************************************\\ ; ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 - Log ; Sunday, 06 May 2007, 06:41:19 ; \\****************************************// ; ; I 00:18:08 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started! I 00:18:08 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 00:18:08 Total Physical Memory: 1,039,740 KB - Available: 624,736 KB I 00:18:08 Initialising SPTI... I 00:18:08 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 00:18:08 Found 1 DVD?RW! I 00:18:28 Operation Started! I 00:18:28 Building Image Tree... I 00:18:41 Checking Directory Depth... I 00:18:41 Calculating Totals... I 00:18:41 Preparing Image... I 00:18:41 Checking Path Length... I 00:18:41 Image Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 00:18:41 Image Sectors: 2,279,792 I 00:18:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:18 I 00:18:46 Operation Started! I 00:18:46 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==- I 00:18:46 Source File Sectors: 2,279,792 (MODE1/2048) I 00:18:46 Source File Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 00:18:46 Source File Volume Identifier: MY_WEDDING I 00:18:46 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.3.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! I 00:18:46 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 00:18:46 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 00:18:46 Destination Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS1 (E:) (ATA) I 00:18:46 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 00:18:46 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496 I 00:18:46 Write Mode: DVD I 00:18:46 Write Type: DAO I 00:18:46 Write Speed: MAX I 00:18:46 Link Size: Auto I 00:18:46 Test Mode: No I 00:18:46 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 00:18:47 Filling Buffer... (49 MB) I 00:19:14 Writing LeadIn... I 00:20:37 Writing Image... (LBA: 0 - 2279791) I 05:02:43 Synchronising Cache... I 05:03:16 Image MD5: 00fcd7504b40c02dee3289d2a9e0dc19 I 05:03:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 04:44:29 I 05:03:16 Average Write Rate: 269 KB/s (0.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,028 KB/s (0.7x) I 05:03:16 Cycling Tray before Verify... W 05:03:20 Waiting for device to become ready... I 06:40:14 Abort Request Acknowledged E 06:40:14 Device Not Ready - Medium Not Present E 06:40:14 Operation Aborted! I 06:41:18 Close Request Acknowledged I 06:41:18 Closing Down... I 06:41:18 Shutting down SPTI... I 06:41:19 ImgBurn closed!
  15. All of a sudden ImgBurn is taking hours upon hours to burn a simple photograph data DVD on a portable PC built-in DVD burner. The error log seems to indicate the hard disk is slow --- but how do I find the cause? I already installed the very latest ImgBurn and defragmented the hard disks. I also turned off everything so nothing was running except the anti-virus and firewall and other tray items. Is there a program I can use to find out why ImgBurn can't get to the hard disks? Please help! Karen Cito HERE IS THE IMGBURN LOG FILE: ; //****************************************\\ ; ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 - Log ; Saturday, 05 May 2007, 23:27:16 ; \\****************************************// ; ; I 19:23:45 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started! I 19:23:45 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 19:23:45 Total Physical Memory: 1,039,740 KB - Available: 642,948 KB I 19:23:45 Initialising SPTI... I 19:23:45 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 19:23:46 Found 1 DVD?RW! I 19:25:32 Operation Started! I 19:25:32 Building Image Tree... I 19:25:36 Checking Directory Depth... I 19:25:36 Calculating Totals... I 19:25:36 Preparing Image... I 19:25:36 Checking Path Length... I 19:25:36 Image Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 19:25:36 Image Sectors: 2,279,792 I 19:25:37 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:05 I 19:25:37 Operation Started! I 19:25:37 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==- I 19:25:37 Source File Sectors: 2,279,792 (MODE1/2048) I 19:25:37 Source File Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 19:25:37 Source File Volume Identifier: MY_WEDDING I 19:25:37 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.3.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! I 19:25:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 19:25:37 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 19:25:37 Destination Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS1 (E:) (ATA) I 19:25:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 19:25:37 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888 I 19:25:37 Write Mode: DVD I 19:25:37 Write Type: DAO I 19:25:37 Write Speed: MAX I 19:25:37 Link Size: Auto I 19:25:37 Test Mode: No I 19:25:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 19:25:38 Filling Buffer... (40 MB) I 19:26:04 Writing LeadIn... I 19:27:37 Writing Image... (LBA: 0 - 2279791) W 19:32:13 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 19:32:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 19:32:53 Writing Image... W 19:38:06 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 19:38:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 19:38:45 Writing Image... W 19:45:38 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 19:46:01 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 19:46:16 Writing Image... W 19:53:09 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 19:53:33 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 19:53:49 Writing Image... W 20:00:41 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:01:05 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:01:21 Writing Image... W 20:08:52 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:09:16 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:09:30 Writing Image... W 20:16:09 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:16:32 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:16:47 Writing Image... W 20:23:08 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:23:31 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:23:45 Writing Image... W 20:38:18 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:38:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:38:54 Writing Image... W 20:53:14 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 20:53:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 20:53:51 Writing Image... W 21:01:51 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 21:02:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 21:02:30 Writing Image... W 21:12:27 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 21:12:49 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 21:13:03 Writing Image... W 21:25:59 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 21:26:22 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 21:26:35 Writing Image... W 21:45:32 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 21:45:56 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 21:46:10 Writing Image... W 21:52:52 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 21:53:16 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 21:53:30 Writing Image... W 22:01:19 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:01:43 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:01:57 Writing Image... W 22:10:10 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:10:33 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:10:47 Writing Image... W 22:19:05 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:19:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:19:41 Writing Image... W 22:26:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:27:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:27:26 Writing Image... W 22:33:20 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:33:47 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:34:01 Writing Image... W 22:39:45 Waiting for buffers to recover... W 22:40:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level... I 22:40:25 Writing Image... I 22:42:48 Synchronising Cache... I 22:43:20 Image MD5: b443ba6e2fa52b85473401a2a4660207 I 22:43:20 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 03:17:42 I 22:43:20 Average Write Rate: 389 KB/s (0.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,095 KB/s (0.8x) I 22:43:20 Cycling Tray before Verify... W 22:43:24 Waiting for device to become ready... I 23:27:03 Device Ready! I 23:27:04 Operation Started! I 23:27:04 Source Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS1 (E:) (ATA) I 23:27:04 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x) I 23:27:04 Image File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==- I 23:27:04 Image File Sectors: 2,279,792 (MODE1/2048) I 23:27:04 Image File Size: 4,669,014,016 bytes I 23:27:04 Image File Volume Identifier: MY_WEDDING I 23:27:04 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.3.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! I 23:27:04 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 23:27:04 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 23:27:04 Verifying Sectors... (LBA: 0 - 2279791) W 23:27:09 Failed to Read Sector 0 - Logical Block Address out of Range E 23:27:11 Failed to Read Sector 1 - Logical Block Address out of Range E 23:27:11 Failed to Verify Sectors! E 23:27:11 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:07 I 23:27:11 Average Verify Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) I 23:27:16 Close Request Acknowledged I 23:27:16 Closing Down... I 23:27:16 Shutting down SPTI... I 23:27:16 ImgBurn closed!
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