BSOD possible cdrom drive

By unity311unity
Feb 11, 2009
  1. So I had repeatedly been getting a blue screen of death, and was thinking it may be the CD-ROM drive causing it. So, I opened the laptop, removed the CD-ROM drive, and now the blue screen message is not popping up. My question is, is it conceivable that replacing this CD-ROM will fix the problem, or is it likely something internal related to the CD-ROM that's causing the problem, and it will happen regardless of how many different CD-ROMs I try?

    If any additional information is needed to help diagnose the problem, let me know. Thanks in advance.
  2. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    laptop model? which os? what's the error code?
  3. unity311unity

    unity311unity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Acer Aspire 5100 running Windows XP Pro. I'm not really concerned about the error itself, because I know that this is the problem. My question is, is it possible for a CD-ROM drive itself to go bad on a laptop since it's not really "connected" to anything?

    P.S. Can the mod change the title? I am not concerned about the BSOD itself.
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