Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: CD/DVD drive freezing

29 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
CD/DVD drive freezing

I have had an issue in the last week or so while watching DVDs in one my drives it freezes just once an episode of what i am watching (Hustle if any UK members know it) then carries on, i put it down to the DVD. Last two times its done it it freezes but doesnt restart so i have to open the tray (it wont turn off via the media play Nero 2015) I played one episode in the other DVD player and it worked fine so i am guessing Play 2 has issues - Is there a way to check if the player is on its way out or do i have to wait untill it dies
I am after people thoughts on it more than anything


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

It might be that the drive is going. If you have a friend with a DVD burner/player, borrow it and see if the problem occurs with that drive. If it doesn't, your drive is suspect and should probably be replaced. Is it making any grinding noises? When it freezes, can you still hear the drive whirring like it's playing? Keep in mind that if it isn't something mechanical, it could be a software issue = harder to fix.

DVD drives are cheap these days (and aren't built very well), so replacing it shouldn't be a hardship. They are around $17 CDN at my local computer shop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Thanks for your reply
I use the dodgy later and see if what you describe happens
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 CD/DVD drive freezing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Could a faulty optical drive cause system freezing?
Hey there, my full blown error thread can be found here (if you scroll down you will se my more recent updates), but at the moment, I am stuck trying to figure out whether or not an optical drive messing up could have some serious performance repercussions. This is because my computer is...
General Discussion
Boot from a Pen Drive, freezing on Windows Setup
Hello guys. I successfully made a bootable Pen Drive, with Windows 7 Professional. When I boot from that same Pen Drive, it shows the normal message "Windows is loading files...", then it shows the "Starting Windows", followed by a progress bar. After that, the screen goes black and it freezes....
General Discussion
Crucial M4 drive freezing after 000F firmware update
I've spent my whole day trying to figure out what is going on with this to no avail What I've Done: Installed Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit OS on Crucial M4 drive that was acting up and freezing Continued freezing after installing drivers, stable for 10-30mins then freeze, requires hard reset every...
BSOD Help and Support
PC Freezing after connecting Hard Drive
I'm having a problem with a dying hard drive freezing my pc after having it installed. I'm trying to transfer the files on it to an old hard drive but can't. I initially was able to transfer for about 20 minutes when the whole pc froze. Things seem to work normally after a reboot though and ...
Hardware & Devices
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?:geek:

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:31.
Twitter Facebook Google+