CD drives don't work after computer has been on several hours

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Arch Stanton, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Guest

    Using WIN XP home edition with 1GB RAM. Is this some type of memory
    issue? After rebooting they work fine. Is there any remedy other than
    adding more memory or rebooting? Both drives are recognized in "My
    Computer", but they do not recognize a disc when inserted and
    sometimes the doors even lock up....until rebooted.
    Arch Stanton, Dec 11, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:50:30 GMT, Arch Stanton <Arch
    The door locks up?

    Sounds like hardware - bad CD Drive.

    What's the make and model of the drive?
    Evan Platt, Dec 11, 2006
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    PeeCee Guest


    Two things come to mind:

    1) Install all available XP and burning software updates.
    2) Try a substitute power supply.

    1) I had a server that did similar to yours until I'd done all those
    software updates (3 drives were replaced in 3 years)
    2) Had a PC that gave bad CD burns that I eventually traced to dodgy caps in
    the power supply.

    PeeCee, Dec 12, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    No, not a memory issue.
    Plato, Dec 16, 2006
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