I recently had a PC built for me, my first custom built one ever. It has a bulk version of the NEC 2510a DVD drive which seems to read cd-roms painstakingly slow. It seems to function quite screwy all around but on cd-roms especially, it is annoying. Trying to install software is a nightmare. Sometimes it recognizes the disc, other times it doesn’t. When it does, the install progress bar will either move real slow or just get stuck - usually have to end task to get out of it. Commercial DVDs seem to be no problem though. They load up right away. A few specs about the system:
- Hard drive is set to “master”, 2510 set to “slave”. There are no other drives.
- Mobo is a MSI 661FX matx
- OS is XP Pro, SP2
- recently updated the 2510’s firmware to the latest version I could find (2.17)
- Did Windows Update a couple days ago. Would this have updated the driver?
Is there any known problem that would cause the drive to act that way? Or does it sound like I’m stuck w/ a faulty drive?
I don’t even know where to begin troubleshooting so any help is appreciated.