DVDs read slowly under windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kalifa, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Kalifa macrumors newbie

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    I have Windows XP 32 bit running under bootcamp on my early 2008 Macbook Pro.

    I think the problem started last week, when I was burning about 4 isos on 4 different DVDs. Then after that I wanted to watch a movie on a dvd while I was still on Windows, but whenever I start the movie the mouse pointer would move slowly and the movie would get choppy. Even when I'm transferring files from a CD to Windows the files would take longer than usual to finish copying.

    So I switched to Mac OS and tried playing the movie again from the dvd. When it played I noticed that it's playing normally and it's not a hardware issue that I'm having. So I thought that the problem was gone and I should check if the dvd would run smoothly on Windows like it's running under Mac OS. But when I tried it on Windows the problem was still there, the dvd is still running slowly. :(

    So anybody know what's causing this problem?
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Try moving the DVDs away from the windows

    I'd check to make sure you're running the latest drivers for the superdrive in Windows.
     
  3. Kalifa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I'm a PC newbie. But how can I do that exactly?
     
  4. Kalifa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey it worked! thanks!

    It was a pain to know which brand my dvd player is..
    After a long search, I found out that I had to update my driver manually from the Dell website.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Good job. I know finding the right driver can be a pain.

    For future reference, in OSX, if you click on the Apple>about this mac> more info, then you can see all the hardware, manufacturers and model numbers.
     

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