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CD/DVD-drives going mad

By ManKKe
Dec 21, 2006
  1. Hello!

    I've run into a weird problem while trying to install Windows on one of my computers. When the computer is trying to boot from DVD it starts spinning and humming very loud and seconds after that the computer shuts down. I'm using a Samsung SD-616 DVD drive.

    Now I of course thought that the problem was the drive itself so I installed a nobrand 24x10 CD-RW instead. It also started spinning and humming very loud but didn't shut off the computer. It didn't boot neither so I think the problem was pretty much the same as with the DVD drive.

    I've also tried with different installation CD:s (that I know work), tried switching Primary/Second and Master/Slave. The voltage from the power supply is correct. I've also tried switching IDE cables.

    The motherboard is an ASUS A7V8X and I can't think of any other hardware that could have anything to do with this but just ask if you think it might have som importance.

    Any help would be great! It's pretty hard to google for a solution to a problem like this...
     
  2. THERAP1ST

    THERAP1ST TS Rookie Posts: 75

    What copy of windows are you using, and is it a full version(aka not a upgrade to windows).
     
  3. ManKKe

    ManKKe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows XP SP2 (not upgrade), and the disc works with other computers.
     
  4. THERAP1ST

    THERAP1ST TS Rookie Posts: 75

    Do have it set to boot off of the CD drive? If your not sure go into your BIOS and look and boot device priority and set your cd drive as the primary boot device.
     
  5. ManKKe

    ManKKe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The CD/DVD-drive is the primary boot device (hard to remember everything worth mentioning in the first post..)
     
  6. THERAP1ST

    THERAP1ST TS Rookie Posts: 75

    I don't know then, sorry :( . good luck :), I'm sure some one else here knows.
     
  7. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Have you checked to make sure your motherboard has the latest available bios?
     
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