i have windows xp.phillips 5101. my cd drive is supposed to support UDMA66 and is set as master on ide2.hard drive master on ide1. just noticed the cd drive is listed as PIO mode4 in device manager,i have dma if available ticked and auto detect.
For repeated DMA errors. Windows XP will turn off DMA mode for a device after encountering certain errors during data transfer operations. If more that six DMA transfer timeouts occur, Windows will turn off DMA and use only PIO mode on that device
thats why then i guess.i was having problems a while back,backing up to cdrw.must have tried about six times,then all of a sudden it worked!
will leave it as is.thanks AndySD
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