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Thread: Cd-rw Drive Very Slow...help Please

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    in the last few days, my cd-rw drive has become painfully slow.
    at the moment, it's taking approx 10 minutes to burn a 650MB data disc and about the same amount of time for an audio disc.
    when i try to burn my drive is showing a flashing red and orange led on the front (usually it's a solid red led)
    also, approx 95MB of ram is used by the respective burning apps and the computers becomes very unresponsive

    i've tried nero (5.5 and 6) and alcohol 120% and they both show exactly the same signs

    i haven't changed any hardware and/or relevant software lately, so i'm puzzled as to why this problem has arisen

    i've tried uninstalling ans reinstalling drivers for the cd-rw drive with no success

    any help/advice would be greatly appreciated...

    my drive is a Lite-On 52/24/52 CD-RW, running Windows XP
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  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
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    how long have you had that drive?

    maybe it&#39;s time for a new one

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Originally posted by james_bond_rulez@13 October 2003 - 04:13
    how long have you had that drive?

    maybe it&#39;s time for a new one
    not very long, can&#39;t remember exactly, but less than 3 months...
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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Something similar happened to me too. It would take almost 3 times as long to burn a cd Reformatting the computer fixed it though...

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
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    i dunno about reformating, i am too lazy to do it

    i just buy another drive

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Originally posted by Xilo@13 October 2003 - 04:14
    Something similar happened to me too. It would take almost 3 times as long to burn a cd Reformatting the computer fixed it though...
    i formatted and did a clean reinstall of windows a couple of weeks ago...
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    700MB in 2:33.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Originally posted by FuNkY CaPrIcOrN@13 October 2003 - 04:26
    700MB in 2:33.




    p.s. only when the drive is working properly
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  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    hmmm, maybe clear NV Ram? Dunno...

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    DMA enabled?

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