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Thread: LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - READ PROBLEM?

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    Default LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - READ PROBLEM?

    I'm running Win7 Home Premium (64-bit) with Intel i7 chip, 8Mb RAM, onboard graphics.
    My Liteon DVD-writer is only a few months old and performs all its functions without fuss - except one.
    When I load a DVD-RW or DVD-R containing only 'jpg' images, it takes an age to read them. It won't allow access till that reading is done, regardless of whether I've chosen 'List' or 'Small/Medium/Large Icons' as my view preference.
    I appreciate there's 4.7Gb of stuff and eventually it does read, but I've never had a rewriter that appears so sluggish in this regard. Its specs say it reads at 16 speed.
    If I insert a DVD of MP3 files, by contrast, it handles these in a flash and many of these MP3 files are much larger than 'jpg' files!
    Re-writers in my previous less well-spec'd machines have never exhibited this 'problem' for me.
    I'm fairly new to Win7 and I wonder if it's linked to Win7 in some way?
    Anyone having the same thing happen with their Liteon or have some advice?
    Many thanks

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    If you open Task Manager and monitor the CPU usage, does it spike and stay that while while trying to access the files?

    A quick Google search shows a few different ideas, but it seems fairly hit and miss as to a solution. One person had success by disabling WinRAR's shell integration, another found a virus on their system. It may just be you have to try a few different things before finding what is causing your problem.
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    3 possible solutions for you:
    1-many folks burn disks at top speed. BIG Mistake. Burn data intensive disks at 4x-6x only. Makes it waaaay easier for your rig to read them.
    2- faulty memory. memory errors will cause read/write issues.
    3- win7 is the cream of the crop and I seriously doubt it's the optical drive in your particular case (possible BUT.....). Cheap noname DVDs maybe.

    IMHO it's one of the above........

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