CDRW Start Up Problem

  Kernal1873 23:56 30 Apr 2003

I have a small problem with my PC and I was wondering if anyone has any idea what may be causing it. When I boot the PC up it normally takes less than 1 min to get to windows. However there is one CD which contains several MP3 Folders and Files which when l leave in the CDRW drive Increases the boot time dramatically. I have checked the system BIOS and the boot order is Card Reader (which is always empty), HDD 0 (Where the PC boots from, and CDROM (which I didn’t think would be used as the HDD would load windows). The PC boots fine when other CDs are present at start up, it’s only a problem with this one. Once the PC is up and running it can see and execute the problem CD without any issues.

Any Ideas, (See attached spec). Thanks in anticipation


Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600)

2666 megahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

120.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
84.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY CD-RW CRX210E1 [CD-ROM drive]
ST3120023A (120.03 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 0

Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/11/2002

768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB

  User-312386 00:04 01 May 2003

The boot time increases, the reason for this is that the cd Drive is endeavouring to read the mp3 files and therefore increasing boot time

try disabling cd drive and leave MP3 disc in and see what happens

  Kernal1873 15:28 01 May 2003

Gave it a go still the same seem to only happen with this on CD. I will copy the CD and try the copyied version to see if that make any difference.

i closed the thread for tidyness.

Thanks for your help Madboy.

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