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pc freezes when i plug in cd drive

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#1 ericwyatt


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:51 PM

ok, i wanted to burn some cds. havent done it for years. got a burn program, but it seemed that my pc wasnt 'seeing' my cd rom drive. i went and updated the drivers for it. didnt help. went to microsoft.com and downloaded some program called 'fix it'. ran the program, then was instructed to restart. when i did so, pc froze IMMEDIATELY on the first screen. wouldnt let me enter setup or bios or anything. turned off pc, opend it up and unplugged the cd drive. presto, pc booted up normally.
heres my problem: i want to use my cd drive, but every time i plug it back in, the computer freezes up on startup and wont boot.
any help would really be appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

Sounds to me like your optical drive may not be working.

One of the symptoms can be interrupting the boot process, as the system tries to identify a component that is not working properly.

Try temporarily connecting it to a different system and you'll know.


#3 ericwyatt

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:09 PM

thanks. i'll try that.

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