Pc Restarts When I Use Cd Drom Drive

By mattyj131 ยท 8 replies
Jun 28, 2004
  1. Hi,

    I'm having problems with with PC, when i use the cd-rom drive to play a cd or dvd it will play fine and then halfway through it will just reboot for no reason, when it restarts it comes up with the system recovered from a fatal error message. Ive looked at the fault and followed the steps to fix it. It says its the cd-rom drive and to update the driver which ive done, but this hasnt fixed the error.

    A couple of weeks ago i downloaded and ran the program spybot search and destroy to remove anoying spyware from my computer, im not sure if this has caused the fault but i cant think what else it could be? It wouldnt be such a problem if the error was caught and handled but it reboots my computer and its a pain?

    Any ideas, is there any good freeware software that will debug and fix these kind of problems?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You might have a hardware-problem.
    Check the temperatures from your CPU and graphics card. Maybe the cooler-fans are dusty and need to be cleaned (do NOT use a vacuum-cleaner, you have been warned!).

    What are the specs for your power-supply?
    While you're at it, please fill out your PC-specs under "user cp" (top of this page)
  3. mattyj131

    mattyj131 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That makes sense, a few months ago my pc crashed, the bios reset the clock speed settings, it was running at 1 gig when it should of been 2.6, maybe the frequency is too high? Do you know what it should be at for the memory and processor?
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Your PC specification is not sufficient enough yet. Please fill in the model name of your motherboard.

    By the way, are you running a PC100 or PC133 RAM? You have not stated your RAM type clearly.

    As for the CPU, when you mean 2.6 GHZ, are you refering to an AMD XP2600+ processor? As far as i m aware of, no Barton, Palamino, TBred A or TBred B core processor runs at 2.6GHz.
  5. mattyj131

    mattyj131 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry its 2.8gig 512mb DDR PC 2700, my motherboard is asus
  6. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Once again...there is no AMD processor running at 2.8 GHZ. I m pretty sure your processor is AMD XP2800+ which doesn;t run at 2.8GHZ clock speed but is equivalent to a Pentium 2.8GHz.

    By default your processor should be running at a clock speed of 2.08GHZ if its a Barton core or 2.25GHz if its a TBRed core.

    In order to achieve default speed set the multpliers and CPU FSB to the folllowing.

    Barton Core ==> 166 x 12.5


    TBred Core ==> 166 x 13.5

    where 166 is the FSB and 12.5 and 13.5 refers to the multipliers.
  7. mattyj131

    mattyj131 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its actually 2.6Gig, it was running at 166 = 2.8gig. Ive changed it to 165 and its working fine now.

  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    As previously stated, if you have an Athlon XP processor the fastest default speed for one (3200+) is 2.2Ghz. If you are running an Athlon XP faster than this then you are overclocking the processor.
  9. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Also this overclocking may explain why your CD ROM drive caused your pc to reboot automatically. It shows that you system was not stable at that speed.
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