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Windows 7: Lock-up after hundreds of EventID 15

20 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Lock-up after hundreds of EventID 15

Earlier today when I started up my computer it seemed to work as usual, I only had Firefox open so nothing demanding was running but when I started up Media Player Classic it kept messing up the sound every few seconds and froze from time to time. I opened up the Taskmanager but didn't see much activity there so I opened up the event viewer and it showed several hundred errors with more appearing every few seconds reading (translated from Swedish): "The unit \Device\CdRom0 is not ready for access" and with EventID 15 and Qualifiers 49156. There wasn't even any disc in the drive and when I inserted one it wouldn't read it.

I left the system running but after a few minutes it completely locked up, I couldn't even move the mouse-pointer and it didn't react to Ctrl Alt Delete so after a few minutes I did a hard reboot and I haven't seen the errors again so far however I did have the same error occur a few months back after I first installed Windows.

I don't know if this is something serious or not so I'm posting here to find out if anyone has had anything similar happen and know any possible causes and solutions, with a bit of luck it won't happen again but who knows.

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21 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


I would disconnect the CD drive to see if that stops the problem.
If it does, replace the CD drive with a new one.
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21 Sep 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

open event manager and see if there are yellow warnings
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21 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The problem hasn't shown up again in the four or five boots since it happened and I've only found it happening twice before in the log, both times with a few hundred errors. One time exactly two months from this occurance and the other about two weeks before that.

I don't see many warnings, a DNS and Wininit (guard64.dll, from Comodo I think) appear each boot. I do seem to get a VDS Basic Provider error (EventID 1) from time to time including a few minutes before the CDROM error started appearing.
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