1. avatar mentalsarah
    My first post!
    my cd writer blue screens my pc. why????????
    also it starts up scandisk every time it boots up and freexes when i use office.

    is this the end? argh!
  2. avatar Pete
    this is probably better in the equipment forum, but...

    What operating system, how old is the PC and
    more info in general is required...
  3. avatar Niall Harden
    at least you can still post on fastfude :-)
  4. avatar Conjor
    Good points Morphsville Pete.
  5. avatar REALelectricNo9
    I recently discovered my blue screens were resulting from just too much for the computer to cope, music wise.
    I had my entire cd collection nearly on it.
    Over 20 gbs the HD was struggling to breath.

    So I did away with none essential recordings such as the horrible rolling stones era post "some girls" in 78 up to the newer more passable stuff.

    I don't think I have helped you any, so i will shut up about that.

    Altho i did get blue screens relating to CDRW before.
    i only solved them by buying a new drive because it had burnt out and stopped responding.
  6. avatar EPK
    Having a hard drive full of MP3s won't make it any more difficult for the PC to operate, or cause bluescreens.
    This is a long proces, involving going into safe mode, and checking out the drivers one at a time.
    Alternatively, Norton Systemworks is a class bit of kit for times like this, as it's helped me trace bluescreen and other problems endless times.
  7. avatar fastfude
    Aye, what Eamonn says. If you're not a tech-nerd, bluescreens are generally caused by evil hardware drivers not playing fair with the rest of the system.

    Try out [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006RJTG/qid=1046256722/sr=1-11/ref=sr_1_2_11/202-6139003-9003043"]Norton[/url], it'll patch up a lot of odds and ends.

    Also go to [url="http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com"]windowsupdate.microsoft.com[/url] and pick up any critical & driver updates and cd burning patches they may have.
  8. avatar mentalsarah
    its a 1gb processor, 128mb ram, running windows me, less than 2 years old

    i too fear that it is the cd writer dying

    i would try norton but then i'd have to buy it
  9. avatar EPK
    Well, pull it out and see what happens.
    Don't forget to remove it from System/Hardware
  10. avatar Pete
    And while you're at it, remove Windows ME
  11. avatar mintcf
    Sometimes CD text can mess things up - my writer started doing the same thing when I went to burn CD's. Try disabling CD text.
  12. avatar mentalsarah
    how do i do that?