CD-RW read takes minutes to load

By njengr1 ·
I installed a Sony 540A DVD/CD-RW in a computer running Windows 98 Upgrade. The drive shows up correctly as F drive in "My Computer". However, when the drive is double clicked a notice comes up "F drive not ready". But, if is left alone for 10 minutes, the drive content appears in a window and the files can be accessed (slowly). Is this a memory allocation problem? How can it be checked and fixed?

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to CD-RW read takes minutes ...

It sounds much more like a hardware issue. The most likely thing is that there is a conflict arising because of an incorrect Jumpering of the Optical Drive and the system is taking its time in resolving the problem every time that a CD or other media is inserted.


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