iMac DVD reading slow in Windows XP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Slinkington, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Slinkington macrumors member

    Slinkington

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    Hi,

    I have Windows XP installed on my iMac via Bootcamp. When I use the DVD Drive to copy data to my hard drive, the whole computer seems to go into slow motion.

    I'm in Device Manager and under the Advanced Settings of my Primary IDE Channel, the Transfer Mode is set to PIO, which I hear it shouldn't be? Should changing this setting to "DMA if available" correct the slow transfer speeds?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Slinkington thread starter macrumors member

    Slinkington

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    Well that actually didn't work. I changed it to DMA if available, but it is still set to PIO. Does anyoen know what I'm talking about here? Or have any ideas?

    Thanks for your time. :)
     
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

    TheBritishBloke

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    That's kind of... odd. Does it run ok in Mac OS X?

    Best bet would be reinstalling windows if it runs ok in OS X.
     
  4. Slinkington thread starter macrumors member

    Slinkington

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    I tried a reinstalling Windows XP but to no avail. It still turns on slo-mo mode when reading from DVDs. Yet it works fine in OSX.

    Any more ideas?
     

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