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Drives Freeze the Computer


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AresGodOfWar

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Basically, any time the computer reads a disc from either of my two DVD Drives, it freezes and I have to shut if via the push the power button for 5 seconds method. Only time that it seems to work, is when the drive was in the computer before the pc was on and i hit a shortcut to the game on the cd.
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The computer might not have actually froze, it may well just be waiting for the drive to spin up before it can read any data. This is usually the sign of a drive on the way out but as you say it's doing it on both drives and both drives can't both be on the way out at the same time (although it's possible but unlikely I'd have thought).
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Well... nothign responds at all when this happens...
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Try disconnecting one drive, then the other, and try out the connected drive.
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Topic-DVD Drive Freezes PC
Date-22nd Oct-2005

Might be your Anti Virus Program/s or Firewall – Do you have more than 1 Anti Virus Programs Running – Try temporarily disabling before inserting DVD –

Right Click [Task Bar] & Click [Task Manager] – before Inserting DVD – Then observe [Task Manager] – and then insert DVD – CPU probably runs at 100% - See who is using CPU –

Then again it could be a [Malware Problem] with Drive Software – Might want to POST in [Malware] Forum or browse thru [Malware]

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