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blank dvd media reboots xp

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blank dvd media reboots xp

opatzg
My systems have started rebooting when I put a blank DVD in. is this an XP3 issue? Is there a fix?
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    shasca

    In the Control Panel under system/advenaced/startup and recovery. uncheck restart at system failure. Then try the DVD again and see if you get anymore information to give us.

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    sisc

    Also check event log, it should give you some hints of what all about.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    Does the PC reboot with a recorded DVD/CD, or only a blank?

    If any disk causes a reboot, try replacing the PSU with a known good one.

    I've experienced this problem of inserting a disk and having the PC spit the dummy. PSU was faulty.

    Herb

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    opatzg

    it sometimes allows burning once it reboots, its just the initial loading of a blank disk which causes a lockup or reboot every time.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    Just because you can burn a CD/DVD IF you can get it into the drive without the computer crashing, doesn't eliminate the PSU.
    Remember the start up power drawn by the drive is greater than the running power. If the PSU is flakey the start up power required may be just enough to crash the computer, but once the drive is spinning the power equirement drops and burning then doesn't draw enough power to cause a crash.

    My advice, try another PSU.

    Herb

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    shasca

    In the Control Panel under system/advenaced/startup and recovery. uncheck restart at system failure. Then try the DVD again and see if you get anymore information to give us.

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    sisc

    Also check event log, it should give you some hints of what all about.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    Does the PC reboot with a recorded DVD/CD, or only a blank?

    If any disk causes a reboot, try replacing the PSU with a known good one.

    I've experienced this problem of inserting a disk and having the PC spit the dummy. PSU was faulty.

    Herb

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    opatzg

    it sometimes allows burning once it reboots, its just the initial loading of a blank disk which causes a lockup or reboot every time.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    Just because you can burn a CD/DVD IF you can get it into the drive without the computer crashing, doesn't eliminate the PSU.
    Remember the start up power drawn by the drive is greater than the running power. If the PSU is flakey the start up power required may be just enough to crash the computer, but once the drive is spinning the power equirement drops and burning then doesn't draw enough power to cause a crash.

    My advice, try another PSU.

    Herb