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dvd powers down system

By rmatevich ·
Has anyone ever seen a DVD player actually shut down a system? If a disk is in the drive on boot, it will shut off instantly. If you read a DVD/cd after XP H.E. starts, it will read and then shut down (power off). I have subst. several different drives DVD and CDRW, CD etc. It is a master on IDE1 with nothing else on the cable. I have switched controller channels etc.. system has run about 6months, when end user had problem. I did find some spyware, but very dif. to clean. Just finished a fresh OS load with same results. CMOS settings appear right. MSI mobo AM2/ AMD. It is using a SATA hd and runs fine otherwise. I have not reformatted the HD yet....just an OS overlay. Any Ideas?

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Bigger Power Supply

by TheChas In reply to dvd powers down system

Sounds like you need a higher wattage power supply.

The fact that the system will shut down at boot if a disk is in the optical drive points to the power supply running at maximum power output.

It is also possible that the power supply itself is just bad.

You can double check this by not connecting the IDE cable to the optical drive. If the system still shuts down with a disk in the drive, you need to replace the power supply.

Chas

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