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Mouse sporadically freezes while using DVDShrink

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by simoriah, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. simoriah

    simoriah Member

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    I recently added a second DVD drive to my PC. The DVD-ROM is a GDR8161B. Secondary slave. The burner is the secondary master... Same as it's always been. About the time that I got the second drive, I put a BOATLOAD of data on my hard drive. I went from having about 300G free to having 50G free.

    When I rip a movie with DVDShrink, my mouse will randomly and sporadically freeze on me. Keyboard still works fine. Programs still seem to work fine except for a lack of mouse input. When I get my mouse back, mouse input returns, dumps any queue that I'd built up while it was locked up.... if I clidk anywhere, when the mouse finally unfreezes, all those clicks dump out and my computer goes nuts for a little while.

    I've defragged the machine. But I'm not sure that has anything to do with this because it happens even during the analyze... when data isn't being written to the HD.

    Both DVD drives are in UDMA mode, according to windows.

    Help?
     
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    How much free memory do you have?

    BTW, this sounds like a system problem, not a Shrink problem.
     
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    Maaybe time for a new mouse.
     
  4. simoriah

    simoriah Member

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    This isn't a problem with the mouse as it works just great ANY other time.

    And it turns out that it looks like it's NOT just a dvd-shrink problem. I tried running rawdump and had the same problem. So it's a universal system problem when reading from the DVD-ROM drive (Secondary slave)... Still happens after I replaced the DVD-ROM drive with another (of the same model, though)

     
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    iluvendo Active member

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    Time for system restore?
     
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    I've used system restore SO often in the last (how long has XP been out) X number of years, that I DISABLE it on my computers cause there's no chance I'll ever use it, anyway. The couple of times I've actually tried it, it made things worse.

    Any other suggestions? I'd like to determine the cause of the problem and fix that... not just bandaid the issue and hope it doesn't come up again.
     
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    Have you tried another mouse yet?
     
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    Yes. I tried another mouse.
    For the record... system specs:
    Asus A7m266-D motherboard
    dual AMD 2400+ CPUs
    1.5G of ram in 3 512M ecc/reg PC2100 dimms
    Seagate 500G PATA HD
    NEC DVDR (3100 or 3500, I think)
    LG GDR-8162B DVD-ROM
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    Adaptec 2940UW
    NEC-based USB2.0
    3c905b
    Leadtek TV2000 tv tuner
    ATi 9800Pro video
    Parallel HP LaserJet 1100
    ViewSonic VP201B plugged into DVI (as well as the USB hub on the monitor)
    SVideo output connected to a TV (but usually have the second display disabled)
    Water cooling (gurgle)
    And a partridge in a pear tree.
     
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    If it's a wireless optical mouse, it might be interference from other electrical devices close by. Try using a laser or better yet, a bluetooth mouse instead and see if the problem goes away (laser and bluetooth are less likely to be affected).
     
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    Looks like I fixed the problem... The drives were wired up Mobo-master-slave instead of mobo-slave-master. Simple switcheroo and everything is working like it should.

     

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