CD and DVD drives reading slow



In the last couple of weeks both my DVD burner and CD drive have had trouble reading disks. They will read the disk eventually but they may take up to 10 minutes to do so! They have never done this before so I don’t understand what’s going on, they’re both reading so slowly! Because both are doing the same thing, it makes me think that maybe it’s a software problem (maybe with windows?) not the actual drives themselves. Any ideas?!

I run a Dell Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz with 1.5 GB RAM



ensure DMA is enabled.