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    DVD drive problems :(

    Before I got this PC (around october time) I backed up alot of data from my old computer, I checked all the disks worked (except 1, and funnily enough it doesn't work at all) and formatted. Now the bother is actually trying to get it on to the new PC, it's been like this since I got it but I just brushed it aside.

    Transferring the data is extremely slow, the progess bar just sometimes gives up the ghost and maybe 40 minutes later it's done. Sometimes the timer jumps between 29minutes and 2 minutes. All the while I can do nothing, I tried to open opera, pc froze, the same with windows media player, mozilla, basically anything. It also takes forever to read the disk, once I put it in I have to wait a good while before I even dream about opening 'my computer', otherwise it will just freeze and a restart is required. This is really irritating as normal DVD's work no bother, such as games and the like. Just the ones with all the important stuff on them don't!

    Could it be a fault with the DVD drive? SATA controller? Disks (although they worked fine on the older PC)?

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    I am quite stumped on this, I've changed the socket the drive is connected to and everthing else works fine

    Any ideas?

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    Re: DVD drive problems :(

    What media did you use? I imagine it has started to go bad, try another drive to see if you have more luck. You could also try updating the firmware of the drive yiou're currently using.

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    Re: DVD drive problems :(

    Sounds to me like your old PC may not have burnt the DVD right due to alignment of the laser head or something like that. All you could try is running the disk in another drive. A firmware update on the dvd drive you are using may help or it may not.

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    Re: DVD drive problems :(

    The firmware update seemed to helkp a bit, I'm now transferring data an replying Doesn't seem to take as long to load aswell! Thanks for that, never would have crossed my mind to do a firmware update.

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