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wace9178

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Good Morning. I have a rather strange problem. Several times when booting up, my computer would boot half way through windows xp and then it would shut down and restart again. Most times it would start the second time around with the message "system has recovered from a serious error".

I discovered that this only occurs when there is a disk in the dvd drive which is set to master. If i remove the disk the system boots just fine. If the disk is in the slave it also boots fine. I thought it might have something to do with the boot sequence but that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I took my cpu to the shop and they confirmed that this was indeed happening but they seemed as confused as me and had know solution.

Any ideas why this would happen?

by the way. i did consult you guys on the error and i did download a patch for xp which stopped the error from showing every time i booted up but that was before i discoved that the disk in the drive was causing the problem.
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what kinda disk is inside teh drive? or does it not matter, are you using a variety of disks?
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it does'nt seem to matter what disc it is, could be a dvd or even a blank diskette. causes the same problem.
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What other drives are installed in your system? Are there any drives installed on the same channel as the DVD-ROM drive?
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I have 2 dvd drives, only 1 is a writer and thats set to master. and yes they are on the same channel.
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That's correct. Have you checked to see if there's a BIOS update available for your system?
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