Originally Posted by Siena1383
Well, thanks for trying, but I did establish that it is faster than what's required. I don't need to burn a new CD.
I guess it's not all that importamt to know WHY a CD-drive (or a DVD drive, whatever) would race. But if anyone does know, I'd still be interested in finding out.
It is almost impossible for anyone to even guess this. As there is so much that goes into it.
Was the Disk finalized? Did the disk contain any infections if made by someone? Did the disk have a proper autorun file?
The list can go on. Without knowing every single aspect as to what you have installed, in what order, what you have removed, what was running at the time and what you do daily on the system we cant even begin to know why this would happen.
I have had this happen from CD's that didnt have a proper autorun, i have had it on disks that contained infections and the infection was trying to install but my system stopped it. I have had this happen on a disk burned in XP using the Windows burning utility but was never finalized so it couldnt be read by any system but that one.
So as you see there is so much more that goes into why things happen other than just insert a disk and let it go. PC's are a bit more complex than they seem when it comes down to trying to figure out problems.