Re: Slow software installation
hmmm, try copying the DVD files on hdd and install from there... see the
difference. One issue I might think of is compressed files that Vista seems
sluggish at decompressing - at least for .zip and .rar.
On the DVD Drive manufacturer website, or in Nero etc there are tools for
assesing DVD drive file transfer speeds - pending the quality of the DVD
etc. Try to asses that too.
"Kibbles" <Kibbles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply.
> I've used the motherboard CD to install SATA drivers and they are 64-bit
> ready, the drivers on the manufacterer's site are the same version.
> I can't find any drivers for my DVD-RW drive. I tried updating the
> but that didn't help.
> I was thinking maybe it's to do with the fact that when installing
> I'm essentially copying large files from my DVD drive to my hard drive.
> read that Vista can struggle when moving around / editing large files.
> this be the cause to my problem?
> If so, are there any fixes?
> "Phillips" wrote:
>> I would check if the SATA chipset driver for 64 bit are necessary at
>> install as well as DVD-RV drive 64Bit drivers.
>> "Kibbles" <Kibbles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I recently built a new PC with Vista and everything is fine.
>> > Except, when I install software from the DVD drive, installation takes
>> > forever, the drive will stop reading and Vista will occasionally freeze
>> > (except for the mouse cursor). I've found if I keep ejecting the disc
>> > and
>> > re-inserting it, eventually, it'll resume installation for a few
>> > seconds.
>> > Then it'll die and I'll have to resort to re-inserting the DVD.
>> > It's also happened when ripping CDs in Windows Media Player.
>> > Are there any solutions / tips for this problem? It's pretty
>> > frustrating.
>> > My system spec is...
>> > AMD Athlon 64X2 5000+
>> > 2gb (2 x1gb) Patriot Extreme RAM PC6400
>> > ATi HD 3850 512mb
>> > Gigabyte MA56-S3 Motherboard
>> > Samsung SH203-N DVD-RW SATA
>> > Hitachi DeskStar 320gb 7,200rpm SATA2 HDD
>> > Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit