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DVD drive on laptop very slow


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The speed it shows is:

Current: 0.75x
start: 0.75x

The test is taking quite a while to finish though...

Edited by Mumps, 22 January 2007 - 09:38 PM.

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.75 ? that looks awfull slow to me. I tried it on my desktop and I had a range of something like 16.0 to 21.0. Your sure it's less than 1.0?

How old is that laptop?
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Absolutely positive thats what it reads... The laptop is just over a year old
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I was just looking at another forum. Someone had the same problem, slow dvd drive. He upgraded his BIOS and that solved the problem. That was on a desktop. I've done it a few times on desktops and it has always been successful. But it's risky. You could end up with a completely dead laptop. I thought I'd mention it since it worked for someone else.....

I'll keep looking.....
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Go into your BIOS on bootup. Find your dvd drive and arrow down to it and press enter. This should bring up a screen that includes your 'transfer mode' and DMA Mode. Post back here as to what is on that screen.
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I can't seem to find it in my BIOS, unless I am doing it wrong.

The menus are: Main, Security, Advanced, Tools

I can only change the time, boot order, video memory, system passwords, etc...
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On my Gateway laptop, it's in the Advanced menu. It says:

IDE Adapter 1 Master [cd-rom]
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my laptops advanced menu only has:

Language
Boot Order
Accessibility Options
Video Memory

And Tools only has "Hard Drive Self Test"
Security is passwords
And main just allows me to change the time..
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I'm wondering if it's buried in a sub-menu somewhere in the BIOS.....
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I've looked through every menu and sub-menu... This really is the worst BIOS I have ever worked in... (first time ever doing it on my laptop)
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