Weird dilemma related with CD-ROM & OS

By aidsministrator ยท 5 replies
Jun 11, 2005
  1. my system is running win98 OS.


    1. I ejected the CD-RW, put the CD into it then click eject button again to close the CD-RW.

    2. Suddenly, my computer restarts.

    What I've done:

    1. Changed the CD-RW but still got problem.

    2. Changed cable.

    3. Run Norton Utilities & performed complete tasks.

    4. Run System File Checker & restored all corrupted files.


    1. Same problem happens.

    Anybody can help? I don't know why & how this problem occured. It was just SUDDENLY. Weird.. My CD-RW can read the CD (well.. after 'the computer restart itself' of course. because the CD is still in.)

    Anyone has experienced this? Got solutions?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You want to dump those open/close tray programs. That's why they made these buttons on the front of the CD-drive, use them instead.
    Perhaps you should consider updating your W98 to something a bit more modern?
  3. aidsministrator

    aidsministrator TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Hehe. I do use those buttons. Ok I just want to know all logic possibilities.

    What I believe:

    1. Hard disk problem
    2. Corrupted Operating System
    3. Power Supply Unit
    4. Vey very very dusty mainboard/CPU (???)

    Any others?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Do a re-install of 98 over itself.
    Check that all cables are connected properly.
    Clean out dust-bunnies.
    Make sure all fans work (CPU, PSU etc.)
    Remove all cards and memory (disconnect PC from mains!), clean the contacts with an eraser, put them back in. Beware of static.
    Update any drivers you have.

    If all else fails, find out what windows are for: open them and throw the PC out...
  5. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    One should do the job. :)
  6. aidsministrator

    aidsministrator TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Nop.. I just replace the old power supply unit with a new one. It's ok now.

    Oh.. always make sure your CPU is clean also. :) clean~ clean~ clean~

    LOL!!! Nice one RBS
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