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Accessing the CD drive causes system to hang

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dastuph, Dec 11, 2002.

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  1. dastuph

    dastuph Thread Starter

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    I am having a problem with my CD drives. Anytime you put in a CD the system hangs for a good 5 minutes before it finally spools up and you get control of the system again. Once it does this you can read off of the CD but if you eject it, it does the same thing the next time you insert another CD.

    I just tried installing some new software for a digi cam and the info was on CD. Once it got through its hang I connected the cam and windows detected a new item. When I tried to have windows access the CD drive to search for the drivers I received an error in a white window that says it couldnt read from it and it said something about the CD drive being "networked"?

    No clue what all this means but its causing a major headache.

    Any suggestions would be apprieciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. rugrat

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    dastuph

    Is your virus scanning program set to scan the cd rom drive on access? It may be scanning the cd before it will allow you to use it.

    Let us know
     
  3. dastuph

    dastuph Thread Starter

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    I am running Norton AntiVirus 2002 and I dont see the option to scan the CD anywhere so I assume its not scanning it.

    If that is incorrect, where do I find this option?
     
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