50x speed cd rom that reads at about 4x?

Any 1 got any idea why this would be doing this.When i install something it takes 4 eva and drives me nuts. Win 98 Athlon 750 128 mg ram. Ps in system properties for cd drive its quad or higher.

Well I have a 40 X drive and it’s also slow.
It’s because a 40 x cdromdrive can only read that fast at the outer edge of the cd.
And those settings are correct so don’t worry about it. There’s just nothing u can do about it.