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Posted on 2008-10-17
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I have a PC on my network that operates normally, is able to access anything on our network, but when you place a CD into the CDRW drive & shut it to use/write to the CD, the PC shuts down automatically & I just can't understand why. The PC operates XP Professional.

Please can you help!
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DarthBeli earned 250 total points
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hi PureP,
1.Try to put another power cable on the CD.
2.Problem might be in your PSU, if you have another one or you can get another one to try on that PC do it
3.CD if faulty, try with another one if you can.

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Beli
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by:lauchangkwang
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>> but when you place a CD into the CDRW drive & shut it to use/write to the CD, the PC shuts down automatically

First, what software you used to burn the CD ?? Nero ??  or others ?? Try uninstall the software under Start > Setting > Control Panel or Start > Control Panel ...... then Add / Remove Program > Search for the software then uninstall, after that, restart the PC, reinstall the software again ......

Also, go to right click "My computer" on the desktop > Properties > Advanced Tab > under startup & recovery > click "setting" button > untick the "Automatically Restart" under system failure ..... next time if it face the problems, will show a blue screen with the error information but not just restart the PC, once you receive any error message, can just post up here ..... Good Luck !!!
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by:burrcm
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When you close the drawer with a CD inserted, the motor runs to spin the disc. As DarthBeli states either the additional load is too much for the (failing) power supply, or the CD drive is faulty.

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by:nobus
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assuming a bad drive (as said) : test with another drive, or test your drive in another pc, to be sure about the cause
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by:liorb
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Assuming you has more then one CD and one Hard disk
Check how much power your power supply delivers. if below 300W then replace it to a stronger one.

Your CD might be faulty!!!
It is possible also that your IDE socket or flat cable to the CD faulty also!

Here are the steps you need to go through to resolve the problem:

a) Plug-in another power connector.
b) Check the IDE connections on the mother board and on the CD - maybe one of the legs is bent and need to be straiten
c) Replace the IDE flat cable
d) Check your power supply and its strength below 300W its old and weak power supply
e) Check the motherboard for any burnt components (if you find any replace your motherboard)
f) Install your failed CD in another computer and check if the problem persist - if so be sure your CD is faulty

Hope that helps
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by:Boling
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Bad CD-Rom.  Spend $10 and replace it.
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by:PureP
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Thanks all, got a new CD-ROM drive & it works1

Thanks again
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You welcome

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