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19-03-2005, 08:48 PM
Hi Guys,

Had a DVD player in my mates PC, but everytime we played a DVD it would skip.

Now I put a newer one in which I had at home, and it does the same thing.

The machine specs are XP2800, ASUS A7V600-X, 512MB DDR400RAM, FX5200... 120GB Seagate SATA on channel 1

The software running it on is Windows 2000, and both the Nero Showtime, and windows DVD player skip...

The DVD is sharing IDE channel 0, as a slave to a CDRW....



19-03-2005, 09:37 PM
Make it the master for a start. Pref on its own.
Skipping on what? Movies?

19-03-2005, 09:47 PM
Indeed, a DVD writer should be master to a CD-RW

20-03-2005, 12:03 AM
hmm if the master drive is a SATA drive then the DVD could be master on IDE 1 , CDRW master on IDE 2
Not much experience c ASUS boards - however shouldn't the SATA drive [ if alone ] be plugged into SATA 0 slot on the mobo ?? [ That's how it is on Gigabyte boards ...] :@@:

20-03-2005, 03:15 AM
Is DMA enabled?

It'll be fine wherever it is on the IDE Channels, just make sure DMA is enabled :)

20-03-2005, 11:41 PM
its a dvd drive only, and i thort it would be fine being slave too, DMA should be enabled, where do I check that again?

and the DVD drive skips while playing movies, yes.

We tried spiderman two, and it started skipping at scene 3, would progress like a frame every few seconds, tried the spiderman one, and it was fine at scene 3/4.

So changed to the newer drive anyway cos i thort it was some kind of pirate protection but played through scene 3 only to skip later on in the movie...


maybe I should just get it on divx, stupid DVD's and the pirate protection crap...

pirate protection makes pirates.... (time to change sig)

21-03-2005, 12:18 AM
DMA? The DVD player software and the device manager properites be it the drive or the controller channel...