CDROM causes system to lock up
Posted 13 November 2005 - 05:46 PM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:11 PM
2) Underperforming power supply.
CD units draw quite a bit of power once they start spinning and reading and writing and so on, so it doesn't take long with an underpowered PSU to confuse the system due to lack of power. They use little power when idle though, ironically.
If you have a spare power supply (big rectangle thing at the back top of the inside of the case), try swapping that out with the one in there and see if things improve.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 07:42 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 04:00 AM
This is a common symptom of cheap generic power supplies which promise the earth and then deliver very little. Either that or the unit is reaching the end of its natural life.
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