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- 15th April 2008 at 18:15 #43048
I have followed all the instructions and now have a working 2008 x64 workstation. When I try to install anything from CDROM it EXTREMELY slow. Does anyone know why this is? I can copy files from the CDROM relatively fast yet installing from CDROM is crazy slow. ❗
- 15th April 2008 at 19:08 #46025ArrisModerator
Never heard of this problem before! Maybe you can find something about the trouble with your cdrom drive in the System Logs? Open the Event Viewer by clicking Run in the Start menu, then enter eventvwr.msc and click OK. In the Event Viewer expand Windows Logs and click System. Now look at the log entries, especially with the Level Error or Warning. Hope you can find the problem that is slowing down the transfer rate so much (if it is the transfer rate that is slowing it down, because installing a game/application is much more than just copying files, so also look at the cpu usage while installing a game/application).
Good luck! 😉
- 16th April 2008 at 00:15 #46026
I have not seen this either. When installing from it my DVD-RW actually sped up.
- 16th April 2008 at 11:33 #46027
Try checking the DMA setting in hardware manager for the channel that the cd rom is running on as it could be set to PIO by mistake you need to set it to udma on the drop down list
it will be slower when installing as has to pull more files at once but copyign single files is fast as only single files are read
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