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NEC RW drive reboots PC when disc inserted!

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by nandrews, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. nandrews

    nandrews Member

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    I have an NEC DVD-RW ND-3500AG drive which has worked well for many months. Recently tho' I find that if I insert any disc (DVD/CD blank or otherwise) then the PC reboots and will keep rebooting until I eject the disk!
    I find I can get the PC to successfully boot if I insert the disc early on in the boot process. Just after it has checked the drives and before it would check for auto boot on a CD (tho' I have changed the boot sequence). If I insert the disc before or after then the reboot will occur, but not immediately but upto 10 - 15 seconds after!
    When I can successfully load a blank DVD then it will burn O.K.

    Can anyone suggest what might be wrong?
    Thanks

    Nigel
     
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    Go into device manager. Delete the drive and hit scan for new hardware or hit F-5. This will reinstall the drive and may fix it. If not then the drive may be bad.

    -Del
     
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    Del,

    Thanks for that I will give it a try.
    The drive works fine once I can get a disc in and the PC staying up.
    That is it burns fine and the discs are quite readable on other PC's.

    I seem to have found one way to make it keep up once I insert a disc. If I keep selecting different folders on the HD within Explorer, just after I push the DVD drawer in. It seems to keep the system busy and somehow stops the reboot. But not everytime!

    Nigel
     

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