Why does connecting the power to the burner (that once worked) freeze my keyboard and mouse?

Question

My keyboard and mouse became eratic...freezing up arbitrarily. After fooling around some, I determined that when I disconnected the power to my cd-burner everything was perfect!

I purchased a new cd-burner, hooked it up.........same thing....everything FROZE. Disconnected the power---everything works!

THEN I was talking to someone having problems with their computer freezing up.

On a whim, I suggested unplugging the cd-burner. THEIR COMPUTER WORKED! NO FREEZING UP!

What gives?????????

Why does connecting the power to the burner (that once worked) freeze my keyboard and mouse??????

Thanks,

John

Answer

This question was answered on March 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Troubleshoot your burnner connection ports.

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 27, 2003