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Copying data from optical drive crashes the computer

By jksizzle ·
I am running XP MCE SP3 and my maching runs pretty stable except when I copy data from the optical drive. I am not using a 3rd party software to transfer files, just the built in utility. I don't get a BSOD, the screen just goes black and everything freezes. I have to do a hard reset to re-boot.

Oddly enough, I just replaced the drive with a new one and the problem remains so I don't think it is the optical drives fault. It also happens when I transfer files to several different HDD's.

I checked device manager and there aren't any errors.

Here are my specs:
XP MCE 2005 SP3 32 Bit
ASUS M3N78-EM Mobo
AMD Athlon 7850 @ 2.8 GHz
3.33 GB DDR2 - 800 CL4 Crucial DRAM 2 x 2GB
LG CH08LS10 Blu-ray drive


I appreciate any help. My suspicion is that this is a RAM issue but I have tried each module separately and it still happens. I will be runnin memtest overnight to see if I get any errors. (edit: I ran memtest overnight without any errors)

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try this

by wolfie152 In reply to Copying data from optical ...

it could be a problem with a hard drive if not it is your ram my dad showed me how to fix when i had a problem like that

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Passed memtest86

by jksizzle In reply to Copying data from optical ...

I ran memtest overnight without a single error so it doesn't appear to be the RAM.

It happens when I copy to any of my HDD's so I don't think it is HDD related.

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Being a Blu-Ray drive - what are you actually copying? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Copying data from optical ...

There is always the possibility that the data is older than the Blu-Ray disc has been in existence.

Have you tried copying from a standard disc?

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Just a DVD-RW with data

by jksizzle In reply to Being a Blu-Ray drive - w ...

The disc is fairly new with a bunch of music and data files. The blu-ray drive is supposed to be compatible with all formats of CD and DVD.

This has also happened with several different discs.

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Check the event logs.

by seanferd In reply to Copying data from optical ...

There may be something useful in there.

Could be in Dr.Watson crash logs as well.

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Dr. Watson Crash Logs?

by jksizzle In reply to Check the event logs.

How do I access Dr. Watson's crash logs?

Thanks.

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in settings

by wolfie152 In reply to Dr. Watson Crash Logs?

if you have the program on your computer you should be able o acess it from control panel

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No Luck

by jksizzle In reply to in settings

I don't have the program. The event viewer doesn't even recognize the freeze up. I am guessing that is because there is no BSOD.

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best bet

by wolfie152 In reply to No Luck

best bet would be to maybe try it on a different cd or try a different cd drive

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Thanks but...

by jksizzle In reply to best bet

I have tried with a few different discs and I even swapped the drive for a different one I had laying around.

I am stumped...

Could it be the SATA connection to the MOBO?

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