PLEASE HELP!CD/DVD drives reading slow as!

vbimport

#1

Hi,
Just did a fresh install of XP. For some reason my two optical drives:
LG GCC-4480B cdrw/dvdrom
LG GSA-4081B DVDram

are reading REALLY SLOW! Wierd things is that they burn up to their top speeds but reading discs now takes . . .F O R E V E R

Any help would be appreciated…I’ve been trying to work this out for hours.

(btw, windows seems to recognise the drives OK in the device manager).

THanks in advance.


#2

Make sure your drives are in DMA mode.


#3

My primary IDE channel is set to “use dma if available” - ultra dma5…
My secondary IDE channel is set to “use dma if available” - ultra dma2.

Clicking the properties for the CD/DVD drives doesn’t appear to show a DMA option…

is there somewhere else I should be looking to check the drives are in DMA mode?
thanks


#4

BTW,
just to paint the picture…I can burn a full dvd at 8x, (so, takes around 7 minutes) but to read a full dvd takes 23 minutes!
I have since reinstalled xp AGAIN so I now have no burning applications installed and have disabled microsoft’s in-built burning for the drives. Still reads S L O W.

???


#5

UDMA mode seem to be correct (what about the 2nd drive? It can’t be on UDMA5!).
I think that these drives are slow readers at all, depending heavily on the media and it’s quality!