Freezing Xp Home

Jul 18, 2006
  1. Running windows xp home on p4 3ghz 478 with 512mb ram msi board and benq dw1640 burner using zone alarm security suite v6 .the problem is that when a cd is inserted into the burner the system locks up ,once the burner spins up. The keyboard locks up (no control alt delete, no esc, nothing )the mouse also locks up ) the only way out is the reset switch . I have run virus scans and nothing turns up .Is this likely to be software or hardware issue or some virus Im missing. Or do i have to bite the bullet and do a complete reinstall or buy new dvd burner. The system is less than 12 months old.Any help appreciated.
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Try moving the burner to the other IDE channel/Channel by itself. If it's by itself now then move it to IDE0 as a slave. Do you have Roxio or Nero installed. Sometimes "In CD" or Roxios version of In cd (can't think of the name right now) can cause issues like freezing. I would disable either of those programs that automatically start when a CD or DVD is inserted.

    STONEHENGE TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks fastco for the tip im running nero and ill try your suggestions thanks
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