LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - READ PROBLEM?

  kwil2 21:45 22 Jan 2012

Hello... I'm running Win7 Home Premium (64-bit) with Intel i7 chip, 8Mb RAM, onboard graphics. My Liteon DVD-writer is only a few months old and performs all its functions without fuss - except one. When I load a DVD-RW or DVD-R containing only 'jpg' images, it takes an age to read them. It won't allow access till that reading is complete, regardless of whether I've chosen 'List' or 'Small/Medium/Large Icons' as my view preference. I appreciate there's 4.7Gb of stuff and eventually it does read, but I've never had a rewriter that appears so sluggish in this regard. Its specs say it reads at 16 speed. If I insert a DVD of MP3 files, by contrast, it handles these in a flash and many of these MP3 files are much larger than 'jpg' files! Re-writers in my previous less well-spec'd machines have never exhibited this 'problem' for me. I'm fairly new to Win7 and I wonder if it's linked to Win7 in some way? Anyone having the same thing happen with their Liteon or have some advice? Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:56 23 Jan 2012

turn off indexing for the optical drive

  kwil2 17:46 23 Jan 2012

Hi...thanks to both of you for taking time to reply.

Lazarus: choosing 'Details' didn't make any difference.

Fruit Bat: can you tell me where I turn of 'indexing' so I can try that route?

Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:03 23 Jan 2012

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