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Acer Travelmate 2201LMi

Hi there.
Two issues really.
1) My dvd/cd unit will run with original discs including my xp set up, but will not read my own music discs that I have recorded. It's ok if I reinstall XP from fresh, but after a few hours it fails again.
2) When I select My Computer on the desk top, then right click for instance on drive C, this part of the system stops responding. So I cnrtl+Alt+Del to End Task, it shows My Computer Not Responding, it goes through the process successfully to end this process & comes back to my desktop successfully too. It locks up every time I try..
I have to use Start, All Programmes, Accessories, Command Prompt, if I need to format a floppy disc.
Any ideas please
Yours CT. Leeds

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  • Chippietom Apr 11, 2008

    Chippie Tom again. I did download as suggested but still not working I'm afraid. Player stops responding when I try to read photographs, there's a noise which implies it's trying to do something but then jumps back, tries again, and jumps back, etc, etc, with the usual Not Responding message. But thanks anyway. Yours CT

  • Chippietom Apr 12, 2008

    I have 1.2 gig of memory so I'm still not sure what it is, thanks anyway gents/ladies

  • Chippietom Apr 12, 2008

    Ilooked in system, no CD mentioned within system info conflict/sharing. Not an Interupt Request (IRQ) conflict either. No forced hardware.

    May I point out that when I was listening to my radio-headphones many months ago, this was whilst I was trying to get this CD player to work in order to view some images I'd burnt on a cd, that I heard a slight crackling sound, almost like a very feint loose connection arcing sound, the sound of electrical wires/connections arcing. I stopped the CD/DVD player from trying, and the arcing sound ceased. I repeated this, and the arcing returned, and stopped etc. Don't know if the makes sense..Perhaps a dry solder joint or loose wire?? I'm still none the wiser but again, Thank's CT



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Theres no prob with ur cd the prob is the software(usually codecs) download a program(media player)called vlc.just type vlc in search engine.
it can play every file youve ever heard of;comes complete will all codecs and its free.
for the other prob check device manager and look fro question marks or red crosses.
it could need updating or you may not have administer permission.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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    tat4u Apr 12, 2008

    ur problem then could be memory related.unless you have upgraded mem I think the acer has only 256 ram and windows takes a big chunk off that and then another big chunk is assigned to the graphics leaving very little for applications.

    vista wont even install with anything less than 512 ram installed.

    u can upgrade ram to 1gig so I would have at least 512ram installed.

    I assume youve reinstalled xp various times to no avail and this means ur cd works also.and if youve downloaded and installed vlc then it not a software issue.It could of been the file type u are trying to play but that wouldnt explain the not responding issue when right clicking on basically it boils down to lack of mem

  • tat4u
    tat4u Apr 12, 2008

    check system information and look at conflicting/sharing



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