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Computer freezes when ripping cd's


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#1 arthur heaton

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:59 PM

First post on here and I'm mystified. No matter which program I use(media player11, real, free RIP), my computer freezes completely after about 2 minutes while ripping cd's.This problem has only recently surfaced, so I have done every thing I can; reloaded programs, drivers ,checked for spyware(clean) ,sworn at the cat, and it still does it.Can anybody help? or at least point me in the right direction .

Basic spec -custom pc using Athlon 1800 cpu(running about 50c,case 21c)
Windows Sp3 fully updated
via'97 sound card on soltek motherboard
LG and Ultima dvd readers(does it with both).
AVG antivirus
Tivoli back up software
750 meg +ram

Task manager shows 100% cpu use on freeze(usually but not always)

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:34 AM

Some things you can try:
  • If you recently installed some burning software, uninstall it.
  • Use the fix given on this Microsoft page.
  • Clean the laser using one of those drive cleaning kits.
  • Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the CD/DVD drive, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled).
  • Swear at the cat some more.

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#3 arthur heaton

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for the tips-I re-installed all the burning software and ,after several tries;the CORRECT driver for the LG drive and it seems to have have worked.The cat can come in out of the snow now!




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