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    Default DVD-Writer slow read

    I've installed Vista a few times now on my own PC using my Pioneer DVD-Writer that has a reading speed of 16x for DVDs. It takes the damn thing a minute or two to even load the setup menu to install Vista, and though I've never timed it, it took me considerably longer than when I installed Vista (using the same disc) on a friend's PC. And on his PC it took only a few seconds for Vista's setup menu to load.

    Any idea why this is? It's a SATA DVD-Writer....shouldn't it be fast?
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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Your friends probably has a faster read speed

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    Hmmm that didn't occur to me.....but isn't 16x already as fast as it could be for reading?
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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Thats what its "Meant" to be able to read, but many times they dont.

    Never Seen my own DVD drives, read / Write at the full speed they are advertised yet.

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    Any of you guys willing to see how long until Vista's setup screen loads?

    It's just when the Vista screen first shows up, till the setup menu appears when you boot from the DVD.
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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Had a similar problem with Windows 7 DVD. On this machine which is quite fast it takes 5mins just to display the set up screen...while on a slower laptop its only about 40 seconds.

    But when I load the Vista DVD onto this desktop its fast.

    No idea why.

    Mysteries of life eh?


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    Man that is a mystery then.....
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    I suspect it could be some sort of compatibility thing?


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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsxokmijn View Post
    Any of you guys willing to see how long until Vista's setup screen loads?

    It's just when the Vista screen first shows up, till the setup menu appears when you boot from the DVD.
    If you mean when installing for the first time -- on an Existing Workshop PC, currently has XP Pro.

    Started PC with Vista DVD in Drive.

    From " press any key to Boot from CD/DVD" - both Vista and W7 started loading files 1-2 seconds.

    Untill you get the first screen you can click - location, etc.

    vista 1 Min + 50 Seconds

    W7 1 Min + 25 Seconds.

    The drive is an Asus DRW-24B1LT DVD Writer.

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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    If you mean when installing for the first time -- on an Existing Workshop PC, currently has XP Pro.

    Started PC with Vista DVD in Drive.

    From " press any key to Boot from CD/DVD" - both Vista and W7 started loading files 1-2 seconds.

    Untill you get the first screen you can click - location, etc.

    vista 1 Min + 50 Seconds

    W7 1 Min + 25 Seconds.

    The drive is an Asus DRW-24B1LT DVD Writer.
    Sweet, that sounds like me. Just to make it clear - Vista screen first shows up; 1 min 50 secs; then you can click location etc, right?

    I wonder why it's much faster on some machines?
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