Hi anybody , Well I bought a new CD-Writer and installed it as the Secondary Master, with my HDD & CD-ROM as Primary Master & Slave respectively 8) . Earlier the Nero Drive Info showed DMA On for my HDD and CD-Writer, but once when I reformatter and reinstalled WinXP, it shows DMA off for the CD-Writer. It uses a 40-pin cable. So can anybody tell me how to turn it on again, as I lose up quite a lotta time copying all those CDs. :roll: Bye! I'll be waiting for your reply. PS: I promise one GMail invitation for the person who first solves my problem. Remember, first I'll try your solution, then only provide the invite. So be patient. Rest assured.