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When I put a disc in my CD-Rom tray it restarts my computer?

Posted By : Johnny of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 14, 2005

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When i put a disc in my CD-rom tray is restarts my computer

This question was answered on July 14, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go into device manager under ATAPI\ATA IDE controllers and uninstall the IDe channel that the cdrom is on then reboot windows will reinstall it automatically when it restarts this will sometimes fix the problem you are describing.

Some copy protected CDs (i.e Cactus Shield) have an autorun.inf file that automatically installs some copy protection related app on your machine (that's why i turn off AutoPlay on all my drives) if you have the copied (or preferably original) CD, put it back in and there's usually an uninstall the application on it that will remove said copy protection

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Posted by Johnny of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 14, 2005

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