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Chapter 7. Hardware Annoyances > WINDOWS SETTING BLOCKS DVD UPGRADE

WINDOWS SETTING BLOCKS DVD UPGRADE

The Annoyance:

I want to update the firmware for my Sony DRX510UL DVD burner, and the site said to disable the DMA setting in Windows XP before doing so. But it neglects to tell you how.

The Fix:

The Sony drive is terrific-it burns a DVD+R and DVD-R, and supports DVD-RW and DVD+RW. But ask Sony for support, and it responds with a virtual raspberry-its online instructions are complex and often impossible to understand. Luckily, fiddling with DMA isn't difficult. Here's how to turn it off:


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