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DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

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    DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    Vista Home Prem 32bit SP1

    I am encountering a "DMA-driver error, CRC error" when attemping to burn CDs/DVDs that I have not encountered before.

    I am using a LG 22x DVD-RW Burner

    Manufacturer : HL-DT-ST
    Model : DVD-RAM GH22LP20
    Revision : 1.01

    It has no jumpers on the back of the drive and is connected as Master on the only IDE port I have on my motherboard. (It's a Non-SATA drive)

    Media wise I am using brand name Memorex discs that I haven't had an issue with before. Errors occur at 16x or even 4x (16x rated discs)

    I am not sure if this issue occured after SP1 or on a fresh install. However I did upgrade the burner as I first suspected a drive malfunction. This one is brand new and gives an identical error. It seems it won't write the "Lead-In" information but will burn some useless data to the disc before it spits out the error.

    Any suggestions or fixes from users that have encountered this problem?


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    Re: DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    DMA errors are easy to fix, simply uninstall your drive in Device Manager and reboot. DMA should be turned back on. CRC errors can occur due to copy protection not removed from the source and, in your case, I'd say a poor choice of media. Retry your project using Imgburn and post a log (good or bad) in this thread please.

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    Re: DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    Quote Originally Posted by locoeng View Post
    DMA errors are easy to fix, simply uninstall your drive in Device Manager and reboot. DMA should be turned back on. CRC errors can occur due to copy protection not removed from the source and, in your case, I'd say a poor choice of media. Retry your project using Imgburn and post a log (good or bad) in this thread please.
    DMA was enabled in the first place. (I verified on the device properties) PLUS this has occured on two different drives, so essentially the system removed and replaced the device automatically anyhow.

    I've burnt approx 250 discs using the Memorex brand im using now, never experienced one failed disc until either SP1 or a Vista clean install i cant remember because i hadnt burnt a disc in a while

    Copy protection could not be an issue since i was simply trying to burn images from my digital camera which have no copy protection mechanisms that would interfere. That's why i'm rather stumped at the sudden onset of this error combo.

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    Re: DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberwolf View Post
    Vista Home Prem 32bit SP1
    It has no jumpers on the back of the drive and is connected as Master on the only IDE port I have on my motherboard. (It's a Non-SATA drive)
    If there are no jumpers installed, then it is likely being picked up as Master through the CS (Cable Select) mechanism. Try forcing the drive to master by installing a jumper onto the Master position.

    Also, reboot your computer and enter the BIOS, and make sure that the DMA settings for the IDE controller are all set to AUTO.

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    DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    I posted the above error ( DMA-driver error, CRC error ) in these forums weeks ago, and was provided suggestions as to its resolution.

    Turns out the root cause was an old style IDE cable, I replaced it with the slightly newer 40-pin, 80-conductor IDE cable and this solved my issue.

    Just incase anyone encounters this issue in the future.

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    Re: DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    mine is window vista home Basic Upgraded to window Vista Ultimate inspiron notebook 640m.for the last one month i cannot able to burn my CD/DVD with my Roxio 9 or Nero7 Every time it says Burning completed Successfully .But my CD/DVD was blank.it says to prepare Blank Disc.what is wrong?i can able to Read,listen,see my CD/DVD.pl.Help me.

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    Re: DMA-driver error, CRC error [While Burning]

    A DMA error could also happen if your IDE Channel slipped into PIO mode instead of DMA mode. To check:

    Click Start, Right Click My Computer, click Properties, click on Hardware Tab, click on Device Manager

    Click on the + to the left of IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers to expand it, double-click on the IDE channel your CD/DVD is connected to, usually Secondary IDE.

    The properties window will pop-up, click on Advanced Settings tab, your CD/DVD should usually be Device 0 with Device Type grayed out. Make sure all Transfer Modes are set to DMA if available and not PIO Only.

    If you changed the transfer mode from PIO to DMA, you will need to restart your computer for this to take effect.

    Hope that helps, it did for me when I got this error.

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