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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   

i recently purchased a sony dvd220e which came with the sigma designs hollywood + mpeg decoder card.
the computer i have is a fic va-503+ mobo with a amd k6-2 300 cpu along with 64mb pc-66 memory.
when i install the included software to play dvd's it always ceases after the first frame, and the only way to progress to
the next frame is if i click on the forward button. but i tested the dvd drive and decoder card on another system and it
worked fine. anyone know why?
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   


It might be that installing latest DirectX (6.1 I think)
will solve the problem. If not, try amd site for

Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   


I have the exact EXACT, same problem as this guy.
I have the same sony dvd ddu220e/h 5x 3rd gen. I called SONY and the guy was full of shit. But two imporatnt points that he mentioned were going into MSCONFIG and removing startup apps that use sys resources. That didn't work. Then we looked at the DMA option under settings>system>device manager>properties (for the DVD drive). That didn't work. Today after visiting several forums and talking to friends; they are convinced it's a driver problem somewhere. This guy in a forum said something about the dvd drive not liking being on the same ide channel as the harddrive. He also said if that didn't work, take the UDMA/33 option off BOTH the harddrive and the dvd drive.I am going to try changing the channels. I think you do it in BIOS. Please let me know if you try this or if you have something else that you did that worked.
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 4:30 am:   

It would appear that this is a common problem with pcchips m/boards (and millions of rebadged versions). I've got an M726 which refuses to boot with a hollywood plus card with the default (any version) bus mastering ide drivers.
[[[[BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, save your registry files (user.dat and system.dat) to a separate directory. MAKE SURE that you can restore from dos (REAL dos that is, not 'a dos box') i.e. you can use attrib and copy commands (registry files have the file attributes +r +s +h). When your system is working o.k. make further registry copies....]]]]

A 'solution' is to force compatibility drivers. (control panel,
system properties, device manager, hard disk controller, driver, update driver). When prompted, select 'choose driver...' and pick 'standard ide controller'. Repeat for both channels... reboot..

It is recommended that you place your h/d on the primary channel, with your cd/dvd on the second one.

When you get the machine booting ok, repeat the above procedure on the SECOND channel, but this time force in the bus mastering driver. This will then allow you to use DMA with your DVD. (N.B. your hdd performance will be reduced.)

PCChips (et al) M/boards are REALLY REALLY rubbish. Do yourself a favour and buy a decent brand.

Bob K (from the U.K.)
Joao Simoes
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 3:14 am:   

I need video and sound drivers for gtc-mgx with chipset cx5510 rev2... thanks

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