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Why such a long time to interrogate a cd drive with MY PC

Posted on 2016-08-31
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I have Windows 10. This problem began with all of my computers that have Windows 10. When I insert a cd or dvd into drive D a progress bar comes up and will take up to 85 seconds to complete. This is even if there are only ten files on the cd. I am guessing that all Windows 10 machines are doing this, but I hope not. I have 85 discs to go through and more fully document their contents. This will delay me significantly. Is there any way to cut the delay down?
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by:John Hurst
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No, not all Windows 10 computers. I just popped a DVD into my Desktop. It took almost 15 seconds to open the Auto Play window (normal for a CD / DVD) but by then Windows Explorer had displayed the drive contents.

It should be all done in less than 30 seconds.

How did you get to Windows 10 (Upgrade from Windows 7)?

Try running System File Checker. Open an admin command prompt and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start up, and test.
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by:Need-a-Clue
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Hi John, I got these upgrades by letting my computers accept the free upgrade.
Please tell me how to open admin command prompt. I can open the standard command but have never needed to use an elevated level.
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by:nobus
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use the windows key + x this opens a menu where you can select the admin command prompt http://reviews.gizmodo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts-1720656591
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by:rindi
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DVD drives don't last forever. Maybe yours is on the way out. Besides that it also depends on the quality of the media. If they have scratches it can take long to read them. Or if they were burnt too fast originally, that won't be of any help either. Or the drive you burnt them on was aligned differently from your current one, this won't help either. The media themselves also age, so the older they get, the harder it is to read them.
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Also, since a number of upgrades did go wrong, take on problem machine with a DVD device and do a Windows 10 repair install.

Go to the Media Creation Link

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Click on Upgrade to Windows 10 (even if Windows 10 is running), click on the Download button, select Open (Run) but NOT Save. Allow the program to run. Allow drivers to update. Then select Keep Everything
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by:William Fulks
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Are you reading burned discs, like a CD-R or DVD-R? If so, how old are they? Could be they are breaking down or have some scratches that may cause the drive to work slower. You could also try disabling your Antivirus software just to see if it makes a difference.
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by:Need-a-Clue
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: At the request of Need-a-Clue I am posting this update: Need-a-Clue is in the hospital at this  time and unable to deal with much of anything until being released. This question will be replied to as soon as possible when released from hospital.
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by:John Hurst
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Please convey our best wishes to Need-a-Clue and our hope for speedy recovery.
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by:Need-a-Clue
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Experts. I have returned. I will re-read all suggestions and proceed with trying to cure this little problem. Thanks for the wishes.
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by:Need-a-Clue
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Experts, I have tested this computer for three days and the problem is either elusive or has disappeared. I suppose that is a good thing. I will check back in if it ever appears again. Thanks a heap!
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by:John Hurst
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You are very welcome, thank you for the update, and WELCOME BACK!  I wish you good health.
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