Takes 2 hours to burn a dvd at 16X in Vista

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Moose1974, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Moose1974

    Moose1974 Member

    In XP it took me 6 minutes to burn a disk at 16x speed using CloneDVD2. I just switched to Vista and now it takes about 2 hours to burn a disk at 16x speed. The dvd rips to the hd fine and the burned disks play ok. So it works but it's just taking way too long. I'm using a Plextor PX755SA with the latest 1.08 firmware. Any suggestions on what could be wrong? :confused: Thanks in advance.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    13. My burns are taking forever to complete suddenly. Why?

    a) Is DMA enabled for your drives in
    i) Windows XP?
    ii) Windows Vista?
    iii) general?

    b) Is the original source disc bad? If so, the reading process will take longer.
    Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your disc is bad and needs to be exchanged--even if it plays fine (or your optical drive could be slowly dying).

    c) Did you select an appropriate burn speed in Clonedvd? Obviously 4x is going to take longer than 12x.

    d) Try another cable on the back of your burner (try an 80 wire cable if you have an ide burner). Maybe your existing cable has gone bad.

    e) Try defragmenting your hard drive.

    f) Ensure speed control is unchecked in Anydvd (or at least, ensure "Slow and Quiet" is not enabled).
  3. Moose1974

    Moose1974 Member

    I checked to see if the burner has DMA enabled and it does not. It's stuck in PIO mode only. I checked the box to enable DMA and after a reboot the box is not checked and stays in PIO mode. I tried uninstalling the channel and that didn't work either.
  4. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    Don't bother with the UDMA tool that floating around.
    It doesn't work with Vista.
    Try checking cable / connections.
    Needs to be 80 wire / 40 pin variety.
    Checking box for UDMA in Vista should work (in theory) without needing to reboot.