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CDs, DVDs now playing too fast

Q: CDs, DVDs now playing too fast

Since sometime last night, I've had a problem on my computer - the two CD/DVD drives I have on my computer are running at far too fast a speed. This applies all sorts of different programs: iTunes 9.1, Windows Media 10, PowerDVD 7. With audio CDs on my D drive, it can play as much as six times faster on iTunes. It goes a little slower with PowerDVD and WMP, but still noticeably quick.

My D drive is a CD-RW/DVD combo which I purchased within the last two years, if that.
My E drive is just a CD-RW which is anywhere from 5-7 years old, and probably doesn't write anymore but still plays.

I'm wondering how both are all of a sudden not working properly. I just ran MBAM, and nothing came up. Currently running an anti-virus scan to see if that might be it. Anyone out there got a guess as to what's wrong?

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A: CDs, DVDs now playing too fast

If I am following your description correctly, you're saying the music is playing to the point that the lyrics are sounding like someone who has had too many Red Bull caffeine drinks?

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A:What would you buy for playing games?

An i5 with a good video card. Games are GPU intensive so you'll need a video card to handle the latest games with 8 gigs of memory.

I personally play on a PC. There are those who play on a laptop. It boils down to a personal preference. if you need the mobility you go laptop. However, I can build a PC significantly cheaper.
 

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Gazher said:





Good day PC masters/expert/etc, can I ask something? about my computer, the cmos battery of my motherboard just last with in a week what should I do? need some help or tips, thanks a lot

-gazClick to expand...

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A:Laptop not reading CDs/DVDs

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A:Major FPS drop while recording, even with fast game

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Analyzer is saying that my MTU is 1460, but in my router and in my NIC it is 1500Click to expand...

the normal value for DSL is 1492, and 1460 is INVALID = = must be a multiple of 8.

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restore:

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A:CPU fan goes really fast and loud

Have you ever changed the thermal compound?

If the thermal bond between the CPU and cooler has been damaged, it could cause this issue. In the event of overheating, CPU's have been designed to down-clock. At the same time, the CPU fan would attempt to compensate for the spike in temps. But if the thermal bond has been damaged, the CPU fan would fail to do its job.
 

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I have every intention of destroying it either way, but I'm just curious.
 

A:A question about CDs/DVDs

As long as the CD/DVD player isn't hooked up to something with a storage solution it should be all fine!
 

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any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:DVD-ROM will recognize some DVDs but not others

Very likely just an old dying drive. My typical advice is to try and boot off a bootable dvd because that rules out a software conflict. But in your case, it works with some disks and not others, so this wouldn't tell you much, unless you could find a bootable disk that isn't working in Windows.

I think your best bet is to just replace the entire drive, you can get them for less than $20.

Alternatively, if you have a computer that can read the disk, you can just copy all the contents (including hidden files/folders) over to a flash drive, then install the software that way. This won't work with certain copy protected disks (commonly games and movies) but it would work with Office.
 

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Hi,

My laptop DVD drive (HP CDDVDW TS-L633N) does not play DVDs but it does play CDs. My laptop is HP G62-107SA, Windows 7. I have tried Microsoft fixit but to no avail. Can anyone help me fix this or do I need to replace it?

Many thanks,

Leadbelly.
 

A:My drive reads CDs, but not DVDs

Doesn't play dvds or doesn't read dvds? There is an important difference in those 2.

I'm going to assume you meant it can't read dvds. If that is the case, if you have a bootable DVD, such as a Windows install dvd, try to boot from that. That will tell you if it is a hardware issue or software issue.

DVD and CD use different lasers, occationally one or the other will die leaving you with a drive that only does one of the two. So that may have happened here.
 

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A:Computer reboots while playing Guild Wars 2

I doubt it's the game as there are millions playing it and I'm sure at least thousands with a rig similar to yours. When the game crashes you have the option to have it verify all the files on next launch. Are you choosing to do that?
 

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A:Reaching 70°C when playing a game like L.A. Noire normal?

70c is not to bad try keep the laptop cool as possible. just keep the heat vent clear and you should be fine.
some model of HP do have overheating issues.
 

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The Rosewill card's transfer rate is "up to 1.5GB/s." The WD hard drive's is 3.0Gb/s. Perhaps if you set the jumper on the 5-6 pins to activate the 1.5GB/s rate per this instruction: Western Digital.
 

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A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
A clue is that you say it crashes when playing games, but does it crash if you open 'Computer' screen, or say 'Notepad'?
If you just booted the pc and did nothing, just left it on the Desktop screen, would it crash then? ( No, I am guessing.)
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Click on the tiny arrow to the left of the word 'Display adapters'.
Right click on the name of your card.
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Reboot the pc, let Windows install a generic driver. (Just wait , it will happen and notify you near the taskbar.)
Go to the Nvidia website, choose 'Support', then 'Download drivers' then 'Option 2' Automatically detect card.
That should find the correct driver for your card.
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If your problem is the wrong driver, it should now be fixed. If it's the PSU overheating, then you will need to upgrade it.
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A:My PC crashes while playing games

This is kind of a shot in the dark but if you can, try swapping out the power supply. If that doesn't work try swapping out the videocard or running it with the onboard video.
 

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A:Laptop reducing FPS when playing games after cleaning Sirefef trojans

Try formatting and re-installing Windows fresh. Most laptops have built-in factory restore options on boot up. Virus infections can leave nasty things behind or file damage even after they are "removed"
 

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A:Screen goes black when playing WoW

Does the screen go black at any other time when not playing games?

Just to be quite sure, try another monitor and see if the problem is the same.
 

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A:Input/output error when burning DVDs

What software are you using? Try CDBurnerXP, it's free.
Also, try a different manufacturers DVD's.
And you could look for a firmware update for the drive.
 

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A:Computer shuts down during playing games

The problem is your power supply, 300 is not enough for gtx 560ti, get 550+, open your case and look at your powersupply,
 

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My pc shuts down if i play games like: Dungeons and dragons online, call of duty 4, Medal of honor 2011.

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I hope you guys can help me a bit!

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A:PC shuts down when playing games

Yeah try another power supply...
 

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A:"Operating system not found" and freezing while playing videos

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=VGN-NW350F/B
 

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A:DVD will not read DVDs or DVD software but will play CDs

Do you have a Windows Vista or 7 install disk? Or even a restore disk if its a branded PC. All of those should be DVDs, so see if you can boot the computer from that disk (you won't actually go through any of the install process, just see if it boots from the disk). This will ensure that your dvd laser didn't die. The laser for cd and dvd reading are different, so it is possible that one could die while the other is still good.

You may be exactly right with it being a registry thing, but if you have a bootable disk that is a dvd we can easily rule out a hardware issue.
 

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I think there has to be something in my backround processes that is eating up so much memory.

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A:Constant 100% CPU usage, lag spikes on laptop while playing games

Try downloading and running this tool:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

What anti virus and anti malware programs are you running?
 

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A:How long are rewritable DVDs good for?

DVD RW Life Span

I have never had a burned DVD or CD go out on me after a year however according to researchers they only have a lifespan of 2-5 years. This however will help answer your question I think! http://forums.cnet.com/7723-10149_102-152618.html
 

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A:DVD drive turns into a CD drive when I insert DVDs

Unlike you, I'd expect this to be a hardware problem. You've ruled out that the disks are faulty by trying them in other drives, and you've established it can read some dvds. I think the drive is faulty.

Good news is you can pick up a fancy new dvd burner for about $15-20
 

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A:USB stop working after playing games

make sure the usb drivers are installed still. right click my computer, properties, hardware tab, device manager. see if there are any missing drivers. if there are, install them.

~ttm
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2-driwkdIM

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A:Screen drags when playing video games or minimizing

Updated video card drivers?
 

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Is your Creative sound card rather old? Have you tried updating it's drivers from the Creative website?
 

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imageshack(dot)us/photo/my-images/851/errorvc.jpg/

Your assistance in this matter is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

-James
 

A:Videos not playing, even after updating codec packs

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detrunks said:





Please can someone advise whether it is value for money to get a SSD compared to getting a VELOCIRAPTOR.
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If you recommend a SSD, please can you recommend which one.
My set-up is M4A785td-v evo, O/S is W7 - not sure what else is relevant?

thanks for any helpClick to expand...


 

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A:Internet is slow in LAN but fast in Wi-Fi

Problem solved...

after running combo fix..its fine now..i will post the log here.but what is cause of this problem


ComboFix 10-11-14.04 - sri 11/15/2010 23:45:04.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2095 [GMT 5.5:30]
Running from: c:\users\sri\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Resident AV is active

.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

c:\windows\system32\secustat.dat

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-10-15 to 2010-11-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-11-11 04:21 . 2008-07-09 18:49 103424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzDCT.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:57 135168 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdfc.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:58 196096 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdf.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-11-11 04:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bullzip
2010-11-11 04:21 . 1999-05-06 18:30 140288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.OCX
2010-11-10 15:54 . 2010-11-10 15:54 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\TeamViewer
2010-11-10 15:13 . 2010-11-14 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Garena
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 679936 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\D3DX81ab.dll
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 1970176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9.dll
2010-11-09 17:34 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-11-09 17:34 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- C:\extensions
2010-11-09 17:33 . 2010-11-09 17:33 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\UseNeXT
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2010-11-09 16:17 . 2010-11-14 13:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Cheat Engine
2010-10-31 08:11 . 2010-10-31 08:11 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\GRETECH
2010-10-31 07:59 . 2010-10-31 07:59 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Sun
2010-10-30 09:15 . 2010-10-30 09:16 -------- d-----w- C:\Downloads
2010-10-30 07:27 . 2010-01-25 21:18 13952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\urfltwlh.sys
2010-10-29 16:45 . 2010-11-14 14:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2010-10-28 17:25 . 2010-10-28 17:25 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2010-10-28 16:10 . 2010-10-28 16:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA GAMES
2010-10-28 15:31 . 2010-10-28 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Kaspersky Lab Setup Files
2010-10-28 14:54 . 2010-10-28 15:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA SPORTS
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TY
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A:5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

did all the speakers sound when test in via hd audio deck or windows 7 audio control panel?

if yes, most likely you will need to enable the 'upmix' feature of VIA. I'm not sure what is it called, but in Realtek it is called Realtek Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx. If there isn't any, you may want to try Channel Mixer for foobar2000.
 

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A:Most games crash while playing. Could this be a PSU problem?

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A:Sudden crashes when playing video games

Totally wrong power supply for the equipment listed...
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A:My monitor turned off when playing games

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A:Monitor goes black when playing games

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here my problem.
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what is causing this problem
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A:CPU slowdown and fast

i have dual core 3.11Ghz and when i run high end game on my computer my cpu speed drop and back up it continue until i quit.Click to expand...

I don't understand.

And how do you run the game, and check CPU at the same time?

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A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

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A:PC keeps restarting when playing game?

Hi bramie,

No need to apologize for your English - it is better than some of the native speakers! lol

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A:Video card "quits" when playing a game (Rigs of rods)

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A:New computer freeze when playing wow

the ICH is the south bridge chip and MCH is the north bridge chip. ICH 75C and MCH 69C doesnt sound good to me. try opening the case and put a desk fan blowing into the case and see if that fixes anything
 

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