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    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
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    Aug 2007

    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsxokmijn View Post
    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?
    Correct. May be the components in the PC --

    That workshop PC is a P4 3.0 with 1.5GB Ram.

    The windows I'm referring to @ 1.50 & 1.25 Step 2 Here

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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Well....I have a quad core at 2.66GHz (I always scale back to stock when installing Windows, just in case) and 4GB RAM. While my friend had a measly dual core at 1.86GHz with 4GB RAM (it's a lappy).

    Cheers WT.

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    Default Re: DVD-Writer slow read

    Hmmm. Sounds like a problem I have been musing over.
    A year ago when I was in Manilla, I bought a new Samsung SATA dvd writer. Bought it back home, went to plug it into my desktop and realised I should have an IDE. Found an IDE - Sata converter, plugged it in and away it went.
    However, when I put a cd or dvd in, the little green working light goes for about 5 seconds, then the red hard drive working light starts up and goes continuously for maybe 20 minutes before it shows anything on the screen.
    I have two hard drives. Vista on one, XP the other. If I bootup in XP the dvd drive goes as expected, very fast and no waiting time. Its only the Vista one that causes probs. I was thinking of buying another unit and getting an IDE, but why should this one go ok in XP. Makes me wonder if its Vista causing the problem and not the IDE - Sata thingy.
    Anyone experienced this type of prob, or have any suggestions.
    Cheers guys n girls.
    It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.

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