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strifest
01-03-2005, 05:37 PM
I've got a dvd combo drive and a dvd re-writer installed on the same pc. Suddenly the transfer rate fell and it takes 3 times as long to copy files off a cd/dvd.

The writing speed also fell, taking ~40-60 mins to write a single side dvd instead of nero's estimated 15mins at 4x. I fixed it by using System Restore (a solution I found off the net), but then all my restore points disappeared for no reason >___>
When I reinstalled XP the problem also disappeared.

I really hate to reinstall XP every week as the system restore method isn't working anymore. If anyone have recommendations on what I should so, please help.

thanks.

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2005, 06:13 PM
System restore will kill any restore points once u disable it. If u want to use it again, untick it again.

strifest
01-03-2005, 06:25 PM
I've never disabled system restore, and the restore points still disappear.