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Blank dvd crashes pc

When I put a blank dvd or cd into my dvd writer, the pc crashes, and won't start up before i remove the dc/dvd. I've put another cd writer in, and put it on another IDE cable, but the same thing happens. Motherboard drivers perhaps? I can't find the cd...

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Re: blank dvd crashes pc

Do you have more then 1 drive? could be that during the spin up process, the drive consumes too much power and the motherboard reboots as a failsafe, a larger power supply is often the fix.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

Re: blank dvd crashes pc

The drive may be bad the burner software may be corrupted you power supply may be bad (line-in to DVD writer) The IDE (ribbon) cable may be loose

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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