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DVD RW Drive

Hi, I've been having some issues with games recently playing on my DVD RW Drive, on on Vista and whenever I wish to play a game by double clicking the shortcut, sometimes it takes me to the Windows Explorer and takes ages to load - in fact it goes quick at start and slows down at the end until it stops completely. I find that the only solution to read the disk and play Is to restart PC and it will work fine after that.

I'm not sure it's got anything to do with my DVD RW Drive and I'm sure it's Vista that's the problem :(

My DVD RW Drive Is a LG GSA-H42N, would appreciate the help :)

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Vista sucks. However, delete your drive and change the IDE cable. Also, put the drive onto another IDE channel so it re-initializes your drive - winodws data bases a drive when it has more than 5 DMA errors and clocks its speed down to PIO - very slow

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