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Windows 7: How to check if my DVD drive is fully functional

06 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to check if my DVD drive is fully functional

Is there a program to check if my DVD drive is fully functional. It's either taking a long time or that it can not make image files such as .iso, .uif, .daa etc. out of DVDs or CDs (Not for pirating purposes).

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06 Jul 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

In Device Manager, go to the IDE or SATA Controller where the drive is attached and make sure it is in DMA mode. You can also benchmark and test the drive with cdspeed. (It tests DVDs, too.)
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07 Jul 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Once you've tested the drive with a diagnostic such as cdspeed, make sure to use a legitimate ISO burning software such as CDBurnerXP or IMGBurn to test ISO capabilities.
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07 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Once you've tested the drive with a diagnostic such as cdspeed, make sure to use a legitimate ISO burning software such as CDBurnerXP or IMGBurn to test ISO capabilities.
Does magiso or poweriso count as one of those legitimate program?
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07 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Also which test do I do with CD speed? I dod it extra tests but it doesn't matter because it's difference disc have difference results.
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07 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

stick it in another machine
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07 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I think the problem was that the CD and DVD I chose to make a .iso image out of didn't let me, even tried it on another computer and same thing happen. So I just have to open the disc with a program such as magiso, extract everything, start a new image file and put everything from the disc to the new image file and save it and it works.
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