Strange behaviour...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Skwowwy, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    A friend of mine has the following problem:

    After every hour (approx.) she uses the PC, the CD drive suddenly spins up and then ejects. Shortly after that Windows XP crashes.

    I've never heard of this weird problem, so I really have no idea... Otherwise I'd have solved it already. I think the following could be the causes:

    - Dodgy PSU
    - A virus
    - CD drive dying

    Any idea what could be causing this?

    She also has a problem with partitions, but I can handle that myself. Shouldn't be too hard, and I don't think this has something to do with the CD drive spinning and XP crashing shortly after that, either.
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Strange one. You could try unplugging the cd rom & see if it is stable. Maybe try another rom & see if it happens again.
  3. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I've reinstalled XP and all that for her. The partitions structure looked really weird, so I redesigned the HD with new partitions. Everything should be fine now.

    As for the CD drive problem, I told her, after the reinstallation of XP, that she can use it normally and if the problem occurs again, that she'd let me know. In that case, I'll try your suggestion. She has to drives, one DVD-ROM and one CD-RW. Both of them act(ed) weird.

    Thanks, though. :)