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Gateway DVD Rom reads disks slooooooow

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by Unstable, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Unstable

    Unstable Guest

    Hello,
    I am brand new to this site,but I have been ripping and converting dvd to avi for awhile. 3 months ago, My main computer's power supply burnt out.The computer has set idle for that time. I bough a new case and power supply bout 4 days ago and changed out all of the components. Since that was done, my cd rw/dvd combo drive and my floppy drive have super slow access. I cant copy a dvd w/dvd decrypter, play a dvd, or transfer files from cd to my hard drive at all. my system is a gateway w/p4 2ghz/256mb ram/xp pro. my dvd drive is a HL-DT-St RW/DVD GCC-4320B. I have tried numerous times to rip with this computer with no avail,but if I try to rip on old 400 celeron systemm it works fine.Someday i will upgrade to dvd rw, but for now i am stuck with this. Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. ddp

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    try the drives in old system to see if problem follows or not. if not than motherboard might be damaged. check this link, download & run the program to see if ram is damaged but do test with ram in different slots to see if same error code or not. http://www.memtest86.com/
     
  3. Unstable

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    Thanks for the response, but I think I found the problem. When I switched everything to the new case, I used an old IDE cable. After some research on the net, I replaced the old cable with an ultra EIDE cable, and everything seems kosher. Still, I will try your suggestion just to be sure. Thanks again.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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