Computer restarts when I try to burn dvd

By Delancey
Jan 1, 2006
  1. Hi guys. I'm new to this forum. The reason I'm visiting is because I'm having difficulties burning a dvd.

    It all started about a week ago when I was burning a backup of a dvd I own.
    My laptop screen all of a sudden turned blue with an error message. Then my computer restarted. I reformatted my hard drive and installed all drivers. Then when I tried burning it actually worked.
    It wouldn't last for long. Today I wanted to burn a family homevideo and I had the same problem all over again. I've tried to fix it now for hours. I have no clue why this is happening. My laptop is not overheating though.

    Does anyone know?
    What can I do about it?

    I have a dv4000
    Pentium m 1.86 ghz
    1 gb ram
    x700 128 mb
    80 gb hard drive
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    first ,I think you don't have enough memory
    but as you said it was working fine before
    are you using diff disc's sometimes a diff brand will do this
    have you lowered the burn rate see if that helps
    check your event viewer under computer management
    try increasing virtual memory
    also defrag the same often can only do this with 3rd party utility app
    how old is dvd burner
  3. Delancey

    Delancey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I fixed the problem. It was a virus or spyware that was causing the problem.
    I ran ad aware and after that it has worked like a charm.
    The laptop is only a few weeks old.
    I doubt it is the memory because I already have one gb of ram.
    Thanks man for helping out.:)
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