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Windows 7: DVD drive slows down computer

21 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
DVD drive slows down computer

whenever i insert a dvd in my dvd drive or bd drive ( i have 2 drives) firstly it works very slow..if i open the disc it's gonna be loading some time me to see the files..and it slows down the's the same thing with both drives and all discs..and the drives are not old

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22 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Are these both SATA optical drives?

How many SATA and/or IDE drives are installed in your machine?
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22 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Also check with your optical drive manufacturer for any firmware and driver updates.
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23 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Open Device Manager.
Uninstall your two IDE channels located under IDE controllers.
Restart & let windows re install the IDE controllers.
Hope problem is resolved.
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23 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7


there are no IDE channels only ATA..

3xATA channel 0
3xATA channel 1
Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26
Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
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23 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What brand/model are the drives?
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23 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

And what antivirus do you have installed? It is common that AV software will do an entire disk scan before allowing you to do anything with it. That could be slowing things down a lot...
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23 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7

both are LG
the antivirus is ESET NOD32 v5
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23 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well you might turn off the real time scanning (maybe can do it for individual drives). and then put in a trusted disk for testing... (turn it back on afterwards of course).

At least see if that's what the issue is :/
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25 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Why don't you change the behavior of tasks performed by system::
Adjust tasks that the system considers the highest priority task to complete, as most resources are used in running other services until it is completed.

To change this behavior:

Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Settings

Adjust them according to your desired performance.
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