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Severe CD drive issues.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chaos4001, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. chaos4001

    chaos4001 Thread Starter

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    My CD drive is acting up.

    Basically, when I put a CD in it, it does one of two things.

    It will either:

    Try to Autoplay the CD and freeze my entire computer. ( I mean EVERYTHING. Mouse, keyboard, the works.)

    OR

    Sit idly, not worrying about the CD, forcing me to manually attempt to make the CD Autoplay, which results in more computer cryogenics.

    I have no idea what to do so any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. chaos4001

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    Bump again.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Did you try uninstalling the CD drive in Device Manager and rebooting?
     
  5. chaos4001

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    I'll try that. Be back in a few with results.

    OK. That's done, and when I started the computer, it showed down in the corner the "found new hardware" speech bubble thing. But the CD drive doesn't show up in my computer. I'm not sure what to do.

    Nevermind. It showed up. Testing drive soon.

    It still froze up.
     
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  7. Creeperr

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    Firstly I'd say disable Autorun and see if anything happens when you manually run the CD.

    Secondly try updating the Device Driver. Try from within Device Manager initially, but you maybe have to go to the manufacturers site yourself and have a look around.

    As a last resort, it's possible that the laser lens inside the drive has become damaged or dirty. There are lens cleaners available, yet if it's damaged, sadly you'll have no choice but to replace the whole drive.
     
  8. Rich-M

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    Does it do this with every cd?
     
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