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Old 09-20-2004, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I am running Windows XP sp1 on a new Dell- and the other day my computer completely locked up (couldn't move the mouse and no programs responded) for about 15 seconds, and then it went away. I checked the event viewer and it said :

ID: 9
Source: atapi
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_TIMEOUT
Message: The device, %1, did not respond within the timeout period.

Explanation: The attempt to read or write data timed out.

User Action: If there is a disc in the CD_ROM drive, it may need replacing or cleaning.


The thing is that there was not a cd in the cr-drive. This has happened maybe 4 times within 2 weeks, and I really need to fix this problem. Please help me!
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dell sucks. sounds like ur drive has a problem try a different once and see if the same thing happens
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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check for a firmware update for the drive
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Been getting that happening a bit on my system. Currently I am blaming Service Pack 2 for this.
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