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Windows 7: Cd drive freezing pc

13 Jun 2010   #1
sion

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Cd drive freezing pc

I have been to the pc shops many of times and they tell me to update the driver, and get software, i have it... its only when i put a blank CD into the drive... not a normal cd, like a DVD or game. only a blank.. and it freezes the whole pc.

Any ideas?


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13 Jun 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Does it happen in safe mode also?
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13 Jun 2010   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sion View Post
I have been to the pc shops many of times and they tell me to update the driver, and get software, i have it... its only when i put a blank CD into the drive... not a normal cd, like a DVD or game. only a blank.. and it freezes the whole pc.

Any ideas?
A couple come to mind, first what model is your CD Drive and what is your firmware version? Secondly, what software are you using to burn your CD's and if it is not the built in one by Microsoft is it up to date?
That's a start..........
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13 Jun 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check all cables, do you have second drive to try with.
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13 Jun 2010   #5
sion

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

i forgot to mention, it doesnt freeze the whole pc, only the ripping stuff... such as itunes, and windows media player, all drivers up to date
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13 Jun 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How many CD/DVD type programs do you have?
Possibly may be a conflict with more than 1 program attempting to access the Blank disc at the same time.


Try This:
Start/Default Programs/Auto Play Settings

Change the blank CD/DVD to Ask me everytime, or to just the progam you want to access it.
Then make sure if you have any other CD/DVD authoring software its set in its own options to : "Do Nothing" when blank disc is inserted.
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13 Jun 2010   #7
sion

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Nope, tryed that... when the disk goes in, nuffing actualy comes up... never has, tried opening it threw my comp, freezes, media player, freezes
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14 Jun 2010   #8
madtownidiot

 

then try disabling autoplay altogether. it's a completely unnecessary feature anyway and some say it's a security risk.
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15 Jun 2010   #9
sion

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Still freezes....
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15 Jun 2010   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Its entirely possible that the drive itself may be defective ... as cheap as they are you might be better off to replace it....
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