Slow reading on CD-RW

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by PlagueWielder, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Hey

    I have the LG CD-RW CED-8120B and its reading really slow. Im re-installing Vice City (too much modding :p) and its going really slow. Its been running for about an hour and its not at 50% yet.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    May be a bad CD, may be dust on the lens. Compressed air works against dust. :)
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try cleaning the disk.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I dont know it is like that but on mine for some reason the cd/rw just reads slow , it works fine overall but I added a 52x lite-on Cd just for the purpose of reading cd's , installing, and what not and Iam happy , my cd/rw is new and it burns great but nothing like a good ole LITE-ON for me :)
     
  6. ntguru50

    ntguru50 Guest

    I'm pretty sure all you need is an ASPI update for your drive. I had the same problem, wondering why my 48x burner kept taking half an hour to burn a cd, and sometimes it even errored out. It'll usually be Adaptec but check your drive and make sure you have the latest ASPI update. Check M$ site for more info on ASPI, it doesn't come native in XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;182542