I have a Core2 Duo E6600 running Vista Ultimate 64bit.
I can't understand why my machine slows to a crawl when my DVD (Pioneer 112D) is having trouble reading a disk. I thought that the point of having a dual core processor is that it could do two things at once. Is the slowdown caused by the operating system failing to exploit this capability, or am I fundamentally misunderstanding what should be happening. Would a quad core make any difference?