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

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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

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Papaboojum
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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
    >
    >
    >.
    >
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