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DVD Stutters My Gateway Laptop has stuttering issues with the DVD player. The CD works fine. Whenever I play a movie, the movie runs in a slowdown mode both with the audio and the video. It plays as if there isn't enough power to run it. It sounds a lot like an old cassette tape player when the battery ran down. I am obviously on AC power, so it isn't a battery problem.

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  • mrrob12 Jan 02, 2008

    I appreciate your answer, however, I'm not sure how or why the jacks are pertinent?? The system is completely internal and if it were an electrical problem, why would the CD continue to work?

  • mrrob12 Jan 08, 2008

    PGJandover you should go work for Gateway!!! Awesome job!! The website you provided hit it right on the nose. I'm a computer idiot and fixed it!!! I had Gateway support both on-line and on the phone and they had NO CLUE!!!! Nice job and thank you!!!

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Most likely, WinXP is forcing your Secondary IDE (master) to run in PIO mode rather than DMA mode. This could come about after playing a scratch DVD. WinXP makes a quasi-permanent change here that you cannot alter with Device Manager.

Here's the solution I found at http://winhlp.com/node/10

To Remedy, use regedit:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
(note ..96A-E325... is UNIQUE)

Under this key, look for the entry "0000" or "0001" etc. that has the following properties:
DriverDesc = Secondary IDE Channel
MasterIdDataChecksum = ?some value?

Delete the MasterIdDataChecksum line from this entry, then reboot windows.

Verify using Device Manager that the secondary IDE channel is now "DMA mode".

Good luck.

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