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Windows 8 and CD/DVD Reader/Writer

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    Windows 8 and CD/DVD Reader/Writer


    Is it something peculiar to W8 that a CD (700Mb) takes so long to load? Exactly the same CD used to open virtually straight away with XP, but now 'chunders away' first to display folders and then again when I open a folder.

    The reader/writer is what came with the newly bought HP desktop.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    You could try one of those lens cleaner discs. Maybe there's a smudge or dust on the lens.
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    Thanks for your reply. Someone I have spoken made the same comment about this problem regarding speed, to the point of saying he uses his old XP machine to open CDs, but could offer no explanation as to why this is so with his W8 PC.

    As a result of your comment, in the first instance, gave the reader/writer compartment a blast with compressed air and it is quicker. Now takes about 16 seconds to open a 700mb CD with 400Mb of info. I'll get a lens cleaner next time I am in town.

    Thanks.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    You are welcome. Glad you saw some improvement.
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