forgot my password
Some more info:
Mainboard: MSI 6309 Lite Ver 2.1
Chipset: VIA VTC694X (Apollo Pro133A)
IDE controller: VIA Bus Master IDE controller (I guess the standard Windows, I did not install Miniport drivers)
I did experience problems in the past with Windows XP reverting to PIO mode instead of DMA when reading out nearly unreadable CD's (too many time out's). I solved the problem then.
But this time I think it's another problem.
I use the C:\ drive as a system disc (old Maxtor 20 Gb) and D:\ drive (new Maxtor 160 Gb) as a "data disc" (no OS installed)
The C:\ drive is also responding much slower since a comp crash last week and when I read out a disc in my CD-writer the read buffer fills up quickly.
I have also tried Nero to read out image files and it's slow too. I have only used non CSS/ copy protected pressed and non-pressed disks.
So there must be something slowing down the system on the C:\ drive or at system level.
I have had no problems writing DVD's (I have written over 20 the last few days) but I never write over 4x speed so I can't really tell if it would affect higher writing speeds as well.