Desktop shuts off when loading CD

By gwiz1982
Mar 26, 2012
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  1. Hi,

    My desktop used to get memory BSODs when running games for extended periods of time. I purchased new RAM recently and have switched out the old RAM because I was told that the BSODs could be due to faulty memory.

    Now that the new RAM is in the desktop, my computer will load fine and can be running fine but as soon as I try to load a CD it will shut down. I saw another post on these forums where somebody said it could be because the power supply is not supplying enough power to the computer, but does that make sense in my case (since the computer used to run fine)?

    Any help would be appreciated,

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The series of problems suggest you get somebody to test the machine, part by part, or change out the optical drive for a new one to see if that helps.
    If this is a laptop, be sure to check your power supply and power cable from transformer to computer socket... for pulled or seriously twisted cables.
    It would be helpful to know your brand and model... and other descriptors

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