I dont know what's wrong, so i decided to look for help here.
CDRW Lite-on LTR-12101B
DVD-Rom 1 0X (not sure what brand it is)
I have A CD-RW drive and a DVD drive. They both seem to be reading very slow for some reason (takes a long time just to recognize any disk) and i dont know why. Would this be a lack of power, or would they just not work at all with a lack of power? I have a 300w power box on my computer.
Let's see, here's what all i've checked:
The IDE Pins are ok, IDE Cables are ok (I tried switching to a new backup one i had anyway.. no help)
I Tried cleaning the laser useing cleaning software (CD with the little brushs on the bottom) to clean the disk... didnt help. (The cleaning tool is new also.. never used it untill now)
I've checked the drivers and they are ok.. there's no update for them ether.
I checked the Master/Slave jumpers and they are correct.. i also checked how the IDE cables are connected and they are also correct. (Middle connector is Master, the Upper is Slave.. the one far away at the bottom connects to the mobo)
I used a Pressurized Air Duster on the CD trays and inside to blow any dust out of the drives.. no help still.
Oh yea, they perform slow in DOS also (not just windows..) because i tried booting from my different Windows Disks and they all took Forever on both drives.
Got any suggestions?
They drives work, there's just some setting or something that's slowing them down.