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CD-RW Drive freaks out for no reason


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Michelle

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Hi!
I'll be on the Internet or in a program and my CD-RW drive starts blinking like it's burning a CD (nothing in it), then my computer will freeze up and reboot itself. Other times it'll do it for a few minutes and the computer will freeze up then it'll just stop and my computer "unfreezes". It just does it randomly and I have no clue what's wrong with it. It's really annoying. I don't know what information you need to know but it's a Compaq Presario with ME. It's about 4 years old. I'm glad I use my other system mainly (only a year old with XP) because this one is driving me crazy. I wouldn't be surprised if I need a new drive, but I'm not investing anything on this computer. :tazz:

Thank you!
Michelle ;)
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Doby

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Hi Michelle its Rick from the GTG team,

Try killing off all unneeded programs by ctrl/alt/delete especially incd if you have that running and see if it helps, if it does we then have a idea that its software related and then try and narrow it down to witch one.

Does the drive work normally when you use it? Try playing a music cd for awhile to see if awhell breaks loose. If it acts erratic when playing a cd then I would say the drive is bad.

You could also disconnect the power and ide cable from it and see if problems continue if it stops I would say bad drive.

Rick
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Michelle

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Thanks for the reply!
I have minimal programs running because my computer was running sooo slow - incd isn't one of them.

I haven't tried playing anything since it started doing this, but I'll try it and see how it goes :tazz:

Michelle
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