cdrw and dvdr drives running slowly

By josbd
Sep 28, 2005
  1. I have a friend who is experiencing slow play back on both his cdrw and dvdr drives.

    The drives are:

    HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B [CD-ROM drive]
    LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B [CD-ROM drive]

    All he is doing is attempting to play back music cds. Apparently if he rips the music, RP plays them back at the correct speed.

    No sure of the system, but it comprises:

    1.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
    Gigabyte 7VTXE 1.x
    256 of RAM (which I have suggested he add to)

    I suspect the system is a Dell

    He is running XP SP2

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Many thanks!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Check that its in DMA mode and not PIO.
    Obviously check the one your CD drive is on, that one just happens to be my hd for illustrative purposes only.
  3. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 195

    Excellent, shall try that out. Thank you very much indeed!
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