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CD problems with Win XP

By Dragon
May 25, 2002
  1. Need Help..

    I'm using windows XP and 98 in a dual boot config. but in XP for some strange reason, my cd ROM drive reads at a horrible speed, it's a CREATIVE 52X any help ? and because of this, i can't burn properly :confused:
    any help will be appreciated :grinthumb
     
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    So there's a problem with both your CD burner and your CD drive?

    Try installing updated drivers for both OS's, it could be possible you're using 9x drivers in XP.

    p.s. -> what do you need 9x for if you have XP?
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    That CDRom has very poor performance. I had one for less then a month. It could barely read 1 CD out of 10 too.

    If the problem lies in XP only then maybe you haven't enabled DMA. Go to system properties, click on the IDE device ( Primary or Secondary IDE Channel ) on which your CDRom is installed & in the options, you will see the settings for each device installed on that channel. Choose "DMA if available" for the device in question. You might want to do it for your burner too if you haven't done it yet.
     
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