Hey guys, I guess it’s about time I ask about this problem. I’ve only been putting up with it for several months. As some of you may remember, I built a computer a few months ago. It had some problems which I can barely remember now, so I reinstalled Windows. Now it works fine save for one weird problem: when I put a disc into the DVD-ROM drive, the computer freezes up.
You know how when Windows scans a disc, it flashes that little “CD” icon behind the cursor? That’s when it happens. I put in a disc, it starts flashing that little icon, then the computer completely freezes up. Even the keyboard stops responding. The screen doesn’t change, it just sits there until I reset it.
Here’s the weird part: it’s only a problem if I put in a disc when Windows is running. If I quickly slip a disc in while the computer is starting, not only does Windows not freeze up, but it can actually read and access it without any trouble. It’s only a problem if it does its little “scanning disc” CD cursor thing.
Weird, huh? I asked about this in an IRC room a while ago, and they said to get a new drive. I’m not eager to do that considering that this one still works, and that the problem is obviously related to Windows. (It never happened until after the reinstall.)
Well, any ideas? (Hmm… I ought to see what happens if I do it in Safe Mode.)