Problems with DVD - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-25-2007, 03:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 63
Default Problems with DVD

Just basically swapped a HDD from a Dell PC to a spare PC I had for a friend. I had to use a spare HDD as the original from the Dell machine wouldn't boot. I had major problems installing windows onto a HDD for him but then used one of My HDD and the install was fine. Everything seemed fine after the initial driver problems. Now, he says that when he opens the DVD drive the PC is restarting, this wasn't a problem before and I don't understand why this is the case? The pc isn't on the net and is going to be used as a gaming pc so no other software apart from Win XP Home and Direct X then Games.

Any ideas would be welcome, Thanks,

Shaundale is offline  
Old 08-25-2007, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,456
Send a message via AIM to phucng_10 Send a message via Yahoo to phucng_10
Default Re: Problems with DVD

When your eject the Optical Drive, it restarts. Is the Optical Drive and HDD running on IDE (ribbon cable)? Are they both sharing any wires or some sort? What happened when you tried to install Windows on your HDD from the Dell? What problems occured?

|phucng_10's WM|
phucng_10 is offline  
Old 08-25-2007, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default Re: Problems with DVD

sounds like a hardware problem, either Power supply low on power , or ribbon cable/DVD drive
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
problems viewing some webpages sehana Internet Software and Browsers 4 07-30-2007 02:41 PM
Internet problems Deadpixel Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 2 07-23-2007 08:03 AM
Laptop will not fully boot and other problems! Help! LightingBird Microsoft Windows and Software 1 06-03-2007 12:22 PM
AVG Free problems,, TomW Viruses, Spyware and Malware 4 05-08-2007 08:08 AM
Some MacBooks May Have Battery Problems Osiris Apple and Mac 0 04-27-2007 04:50 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.