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Long pause when new disc inserted into CD and/or DVD drive.

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  • CD-Rom
  • Windows XP
  • NEC
  • DVD Drives
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Anonymous
August 23, 2004 6:33:01 PM

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Hardware:
P4 2.6GHz 1GB PC3200 RAM
NEC-5700A CD/DVD ROM drive
NEC-1300A DVD+/-RW drive
Software:
Windows XP Pro SP1

Whenever I insert a new CD or DVD into either my NEC-5700A CD/DVD
drive or my NEC-1300A DVD+/-R drive, there is a period of about 10-20
seconds where the system sort of freezes (at least any instance of
Explorer or any application with a file dialog open freezes) until the
disc spins up and is recognized by XP.

It never bothered my before until I noticed no such system wide delays
on a friends new XP box when inserting DVDs into a Plextor DVD drive.

Is this something isolated to NEC drives (all I have access to is NEC
IDE drives) or somethign typical of all XP systems? Is this delay
caused by XP or the drive? Is there a way to prevent or shorten this
delay?

TIA

---
Papaboojum

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Anonymous
August 24, 2004 5:07:10 PM

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I have a TDK 440n, which is just a rebadged NEC DVD-RW
drive.

It, too, has an unbearably long spin-up time, of around 10-
20 seconds. It's not very useful for games, either, as the
long spinup lends to stuttering. I think that's just the
nature of the drive, but if anyone knows of a fix, I'll be
glad to hear it.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hardware:
> P4 2.6GHz 1GB PC3200 RAM
> NEC-5700A CD/DVD ROM drive
> NEC-1300A DVD+/-RW drive
>Software:
> Windows XP Pro SP1
>
>Whenever I insert a new CD or DVD into either my NEC-
5700A CD/DVD
>drive or my NEC-1300A DVD+/-R drive, there is a period of
about 10-20
>seconds where the system sort of freezes (at least any
instance of
>Explorer or any application with a file dialog open
freezes) until the
>disc spins up and is recognized by XP.
>
>It never bothered my before until I noticed no such
system wide delays
>on a friends new XP box when inserting DVDs into a
Plextor DVD drive.
>
>Is this something isolated to NEC drives (all I have
access to is NEC
>IDE drives) or somethign typical of all XP systems? Is
this delay
>caused by XP or the drive? Is there a way to prevent or
shorten this
>delay?
>
>TIA
>
>---
>Papaboojum
>
>
>.
>
!