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Section 8-4-0: More Members Burning Tips
  1. Nero Tutorials
  2. Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 Tutorials
  3. Windows XP buning program, how to fix balky burner
  4. Windows Media Player FAQ
  5. How to create a VCD/SVCD/Slideshow
  6. VCR to DVD
  7. Dell systems: Autodetect/ATA mode. (care of uses_9200)

 

 

8-4-1: Nero Tutorials

Please follow the links for Nero`s Tutorials.

http://www.nero.com/enu/support-tutorials.html

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8-4-2:Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 Tutorials

Please follow the links for all the articles listed at Roxio Support.

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support/emc8/tutorials/

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8-4-3: Windows XP burning program, fix a balky burner

Please follow the link;

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03september16.mspx

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8-4-4: Windows Media Player FAQ

Please follow the link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/default.mspx

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8-4-5: How to create a VCD/SVCD/Slideshow

Please follow the link:

http://www.videohelp.com/author

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8-4-6: VCR to DVD

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/11/03/tapeto.dvd.ap/ http://www.dvworkshop.co.uk/Video/Video_Editing/VCR_to_DVD_Transfer/vcr_to_dvd_transfer.html http://www.manifest-tech.com/media_dvd/tape_to_dvd.htm http://hometheater.about.com/library/weekly/aadvdrecfaqa.htm http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/family&fun/2.1.46_transferhomemoviestodvd.asp http://www.videohelp.com

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8-4-7: Dell systems: Autodetect/ATA mode. (care of uses_9200)

ok, i did some wikipeding and googling ;-) for this topic... and that's what I found out:

1. SATA "per se" does not use the master/slave concept

2. You can switch the controllers to "IDE emulation" mode. For Dells, this is done in the BIOS by selecting the "Autodetect/ATA" mode - so that older OS like XP can be installed w/o additional driver disks.

3. In emulation mode, the SATA controllers emulate master/slave **internally** for each of their SATA-connector-pairs, so two SATA connectors belong to a single emulated IDE channel. In this mode, a slow optical drive as a slave *slows down* a master harddisk on the same channel.

4. Why does Dell ship the 9200 configured in that "bad" way? Simply because normally the installed Vista uses native SATA drivers => no emulation => no masters/slaves => no slowdown of the harddisk, and it does not matter which SATA ports are used.

Conclusion: If you are using "Autodetect/ATA" mode, be sure to have no drive as a "slave" drive. You can try this out by plugging the drives in different SATA ports (comp switched off of course!) and afterwards examine where they are located in XP's device manager. There are three emulated IDE channels available, so in this configuration you are restricted to three drives (hdd, optical, ...) if you don't want to have serious slowdowns. Hope that helps as a tip...

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