Computer frozen by DVD drive

By Madgame
Dec 1, 2003
  1. Need some help

    I dont think i am posting this in the right place but here it goes
    I have this pc running windows xp, i was browsing my files and then my screen froze i restarded the pc and now it freezes after it has detected the dvd drive
    Looks somethign like this:

    Detecting Ide drives
    Cd rom.....
    Dvd rom

    it does not move form there
    any suggestions
    will be welcomed
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I notice no mention of a HDD, is your HDD not IDE, if it is, try disconnecting and reconnecting the power and ribbon cables on it. It doesn't take much to make it lose proper connection which can cause a variety of problems; from slow access times, to mimicing a dead HDD.

    After trying that, you might try barebones booting.
  3. Madgame

    Madgame TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank u StromBringer for your reply
    But i unpluged the DvD rom and the system booted up so that was the problem maker.
    thank u
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It's good to hear you got it all sorted out now. Maybe try making sure it was set to master/slave properly, and the cables were secured properly. It still might be able to be used, just make sure it is setup ok.

    BTW :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
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