Hi everyone, im new here, and have tried everywhere to find an answer to a very annoying problem. I own a "lite-on ltr-401225" which is the 40xCD Burner.
The problem is, whenever i try to play/burn (or for that matter use it at all) a CD in the drive, the drive spins up (at this point, all ok) but then very soon, the cd will spin down, causing the computer to practiacally come to a complete halt, until the cd spins up again, i've tried moving the drive from primary to secondary, master to slave, no difference, i think it is PIO, and DMA isn't available.
I used to have this drive on an older pc, which worked perfectly (and no the burner was not specifically for the drive)
I used nero's cd speed testing program, the results were ridiculous, the Full seek time was over 1500ms, testing it on another drive it came down to 130ms. Worse still was the CPU usage, at 1xSpeed it used 100% cpu, at 2x, 94% and so on down to 8x at 54% cpu.
Many people have suggested bios updates (not that confident in that theory, plus i cant find one) Or perhaps the PSU isn't delivering enough power, but i've removed all but the HDD and the burner.... no difference.
Anyone out there have ANY idea why my CD-Burner is haunted ??
Any help at all is greatly appreciated!!!