Question about Microsoft Windows 98 for PC
I m Soumik from Pune , my computer restarts unexoectedly whenever i insert any disc into the disc drive and it keeps on doing this untill i take the disc out of the drive . I doubt it may be the SMPS which has gone bad, but then why it does so only when disc is inserted . Can it be the data bus cable ?
You would be getting this problem due to:
1. ROM memory inside your CD/DVD Drive is not recognised by ur BIOS.
2. Would be problem with ur data cable connector.
3. Settings changed in your BIOS.
When you are inserting any cd or dvd in your drive some times it happens that ur rom memory does not load that much required files in itself.
You need to do the following:
1.First of all check ur bios settings for boot priority likewise FDD, CD/DVD Rom, HDD.
2. increase your Virtual memory that if the ROM bios is not able to load required files then it'll be loaded in virtual mem.
To increase virtual mem. follow following steps:
i. Right click my computer and select properties.
ii. Go to Advanced Tab and then select Settings button of "Visual effects, Processor Scheduling.....and virtual memory"
iii. Again select Advanced Tab
iv. In Virtual memory section select change
v. Uncheck the option for automatically manage paging file size(if it is checked)
vi. Select custom size and type initial size as 1736 and maximum size as 2048
vii. click set button click OK if any confirmation is asked.
viii. Click OK to apply the settings.
ix. Restart ur system.
3. If this doesnot take effect to ur problem then you must be aware of data cables. Try out another data cable of ur hard disk.
as well as Power cable. and then insert disk to checkout whether it is ok or still giving u the problem. if it is then there is no problem with either your system or with data cables and connectors. Replace the DVD/CD Drive.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
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