WHy does my computer freeze when using CD-RW drive


I have recently encountered a strange problem involving freezing and my CD-RW drive. My computer has been frequently freezing,and can only be restarted through manual restart. In addition, many times as the computer is restarting, a message saying " The following configurations have been changed: C:drive and E:drive" or something very similar, without any prompting or changes that I made. Upon restart, my computer no longer recognizes the F:drive, or CD-RW, and it is as if it is not even installed. After completing a system restore, the drive reappears as normal, but the computer freezes once again, and the whole process begins again. Any ideas?


This question was answered on August 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your cd-rw drive may not be compatible for your computer, you should check that out, and then get one that will work with your system Check with the manufacturer of the CD-RW and ask about hardware and software requirements Maybe you just need to upgrade the drivers from their website.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 1, 2003