Windows 7 - DVD drive is very very very slow

After my installation problem of Window 7 was solved (see this thread:

I encountered another problem with my DVD drive – it does not work properly, as I can see root folder of DVD disk, but if I try to open any sub-folder or copy any file from root folder it freezes. For instance, I tried to start MS Office 2007 installation from DVD but can't even execute setup.exe from root folder (was patiently waiting for 1+ hour).

After some research on the Internet, I removed Upper Filter settings from Windows registry (there is no Lower Filter). It helped a little bit, so I can see content of subfolders (after 5-10 mins of waiting) but, still can't execute anything. Appreciate your help to fix it.

Computer details:
MSI P35 Platinum, Q6600, 4 GB RAM, Samsung SH222A, few SATA HDDs, NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (clean install from retail box)

Peripherals setup

Master: Internal DVD-RW, Samsung SH222A
Slave: none

Sata 3-7 various HDDs (all Seagate of various capacity from 750 Gb to 1.5 Tb)

P.S. The same setup works fine with Windows XP

P.P.S. There are few files in sub-folders (WinXP opens them in millicenods). Also, I checked IDE controllers, DMA is enabeled for all drivers. Even log on Win7 indicates tons of "Error on CD Drive during paging operation" events (no errors on WinXP).

P.P.P.S. CD Cable is standard 40 pin, labeled as "IDE CD Cable" by manufacturer (ASUS). I've tried DVD in Slave and Cable Select mode - it doesn't help! Help!!!

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Last updated July 25, 2018 Views 14,880 Applies to:
I gave up on my internal drive.

Problem was "solved" with new external DVD writer.

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