uber slow cd reading??

By bjornke ยท 8 replies
Sep 15, 2007
  1. hey guy's,

    i'm trying to fix my litle brother pc, but it has a wierd thing going on here,
    evry time i put in a cd, or dvd, or instalation disk, and hes playing muzic in the background, (media player) , it kinda gets stuck but onley the audio, AND if i try to play a DVD it wont show smooth imaging... its like watching a movie at 1fps ... or less...

    any ide's?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Without knowing anything about the pc in question, nope.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    New to install codecs for the media you want to play on the Pc. Looks like you missing the media. There are free codecs packs you can get from www.free-codecs.com
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Go to the Device Manager and under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers check to see if the channel the device is connected to has been changed from DMA or UDMA transfer mode to the slow PIO mode. Right click on the channel and click on Properties. If so, change it back.
  5. bjornke

    bjornke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    codex did not work, and i didnt understadn the mailpup's advice, you see i'm from belgium, i got a dutch version of xp running here, so... cant find device manager... gonna try to translate with word... lol
  6. bjornke

    bjornke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found it , its NOT in PIO , its ultra DMA... UDMA then i gues, plz advice :(
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Use Media Player Classic (freeware) it's found on the www.free-codecs.com site. Use that instead. If that doesn't work you got internal software problem with that dutch version of XP.
  8. Howard the Duck

    Howard the Duck TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I was trying to get a really stubborn video file to run in WMP, and even after downloading all the required codecs it still wouldn't play.

    Then I learned of ffdshow, which is the equivalent of about 5 different potentially expensive codecs rolled into one, and works better than any of them, all in one free package.

    It should help with most problematic DVDs or other video files.

    Click HERE for a safe download link.
  9. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

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