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Old 10-13-2005, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD writer drive freeze!

I'm borrowing my dads external dvd/rw drive so that I can back my work up. When I plug it into my computer it freezes the whole computer.

I am using xp, and I hear the bleep that xp plays when it detects the usb input. its just when I open 'my computer' to view the drive, it isn't there, nor is it present as an option in nero as a recorder, but as soon as I have viewed a place where it should be (like 'my computer') it takes about 15 seconds then locks up the whole computer.??

Any ideas?


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Old 10-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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drivers? do you have the drivers for it installed?

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Old 10-13-2005, 12:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah phillip is right... Check your device manager for any error icons. you may have to update the controller.
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What service pack do you have? If your not running SP2, i suggest you upgrade and perform all the patches from microsoft, then see if the problem persists.
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Try plugging it in before you start the computer. That may not be the problem but I remember having the same problem with scuzzy drives back in the day.
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