Computer locking up

By yamahasho
Mar 20, 2004
  1. It seems that everytime I insert a disc into my CD ROM or DVD R/W, my computer will lock up. I am not sure what I causing it. I originally thought it was my DVD shrink and decryptor, but it locked up again after uninstalling it.

    This is really starting to annoy me... I have a hunch that it could be after I install XP SP1, but that is just an idea.

    Can anyone help me in this matter, this computer is starting to get on my last nerves.

  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Check the cables on the drive, make sure they securely connected. Any other changes you made recently besides SP1? Might have a look in MSKB(look in my signature for the link) there may be a known issue with certain drives and SP1.
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Turn off the option for "Auto-Play" (Auto-Play runs the autorun.inf file on your CD which is linked to an .exe file somewhere on your CD which tells your PC to run that file). There may be a program which trys to run when you insert the CD which is causing the problem.

    Here is how:

    Either your computer doesn't like the program that is running on the CD, or a file that is associated with that program.

    May not be the case, but it's worth a try.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Did it happen right after installing DVD shrink and decryptor? If not why do you think it may be related to that?
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