HDisk properties slow except when CD in CDRW, why???



John7
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Hi,

I have a hard disk partitioned as C:, D: and E:.
Getting Hdisk properties takes 15 seconds when CDRW is empty.
Hdisk properties responds immediately when a CD is present.
CD's read perfectly. Eventlog records event 9 "Atapi timeout"
Re-installed CD(RW)-driver but at no avail.
Found no usefull info at MS and the Web.

Any suggestions how to fix?

TIA,
John7

gerryR
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Is your hard drive physically connected to the same ide cable as your cd
burner ? If so I'd try putting it on a seperate ide cable as having them
both on the same one is not recommended. It will usually result in poor
hard disk performance.

hth
gerryR


"John7" <NoSp@mm.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a hard disk partitioned as C:, D: and E:.
> Getting Hdisk properties takes 15 seconds when CDRW is empty.
> Hdisk properties responds immediately when a CD is present.
> CD's read perfectly. Eventlog records event 9 "Atapi timeout"
> Re-installed CD(RW)-driver but at no avail.
> Found no usefull info at MS and the Web.
>
> Any suggestions how to fix?
>
> TIA,
> John7
>
>

John7
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
No Gerry, HD and CDRW are on separate controllers.
Thx anyway.

"gerryR" <gerrynonospam@nonospam.com> wrote in message
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> Is your hard drive physically connected to the same ide cable as your cd
> burner ? If so I'd try putting it on a seperate ide cable as having them
> both on the same one is not recommended. It will usually result in poor
> hard disk performance.
>
> hth
> gerryR
>
>
> "John7" <NoSp@mm.com> wrote in message
> news:d9p4bn$eju$1@news5.zwoll1.ov.home.nl...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a hard disk partitioned as C:, D: and E:.
> > Getting Hdisk properties takes 15 seconds when CDRW is empty.
> > Hdisk properties responds immediately when a CD is present.
> > CD's read perfectly. Eventlog records event 9 "Atapi timeout"
> > Re-installed CD(RW)-driver but at no avail.
> > Found no usefull info at MS and the Web.
> >
> > Any suggestions how to fix?
> >
> > TIA,
> > John7
> >
> >
>
>


HDisk properties slow except when CD in CDRW, why???