CD-ROM drive makes my computer freeze and reboot

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Garathor

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I have a Plextor PX-54TA CD-ROM, and i have been using it in my old computer without any problems (as secondary master). Now i got my new computer, and i removed the PX-54TA from my old computer and installed it in my new as primary slave (my lite-on combo drive is primary master). The drive is detected by BIOS, and the device manager in Windows says "This device is working properly." (I am using Windows XP professional). But as soon as i insert a disc into the drive, the computer will freeze and then reboot. Why on earth is this happening? What can i do to fix this?
 
agw_01

agw_01

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Hmmm, I once had a friends machine which would lock up during boot-up after I installed a Lite-On CD Writer.

You could try to disabled UDMA in the BIOS, if you haven't already tried it. PIO mode 4 is pretty much fail-safe, so if it works when you set it to that, we can go from there.

Good luck.
 
Martin_89

Martin_89

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ive also seen cases when the PSU hasnt been powerfull enough and any time someone tried to read or burn a CD the computer freezes or slows down
 
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Garathor

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You could try to disabled UDMA in the BIOS, if you haven't already tried it. PIO mode 4 is pretty much fail-safe, so if it works when you set it to that, we can go from there.
I couldn't find out how to change the setting in BIOS, so i did it in Windows. It was actually set to Multi-word DMA 2 (whatever that is). I changed it to UDMA 2 (UDMA 3 was not available), and now everything is working fine. Thankyou :)
 

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