Windows 7 'hangs' when a CD or DVD is inserted

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  1. redskybag

    redskybag New Member

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    I recently upgraded my fully functional XP Pro OS for Win7 Home, but I am having major problems with the pc hanging or crashing whenever I insert a blank or written CD 7 DVD. At first I thought it was my optical drive so I replaced that with a compatible LG drive, but the same thing happens. When I inser a disk the drive gives off a horrible noise, then the pc hangs. If I leave it long enough the drive starts to function sometimes, other times it just locks. I am able to burn to the drive once the system stabilizes itself, but this can sometimes be a lengthy process when I have my fingers crossed that the burn is successful.

    My new drive has the latest firmware installed. At the moment I dare not use any other software when the drive is in use for fear of crashing.

    Anyone else had the same problem? Please help if you can.
     
  2. redskybag

    redskybag New Member

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    Seems I may have answered my own question here having read various threads on this site. I just changed the power connector with a spare and I'm ripping and burning and using email and browser at the same time which I could never do before. Looks like a faulty connector all along.
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Nice trouble-shooting, thank you for the info !
     

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