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Old 11-04-2006, 10:01 PM   #11
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I'm quite confident it's not a virus... I'm also confident that it may be my DVD Burner. Like I said, it's the oldest part on my computer, it's been doing something when it locked up, etc. I hadn't had any lock-ups today, yesterday, or the day before; except for 2 attempts of burning a CD (3 attempts actually, 1 worked).

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Old 11-05-2006, 12:37 AM   #12
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That sounds like a bad drive or something. My CD burner did the same thing when it was going bad, I put a new drive in and haven't had the problem again. Do you ever have trouble reading discs, or just writing them? I'm pretty sure that the drive could be bad but I'm not sure.
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Well, Both. Reading an Audio CD, installing a game (but a while after i'd done that), and burning.

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Well, Both. Reading an Audio CD, installing a game (but a while after i'd done that), and burning.

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yep sounds like it's getting ready to die or something. Mine did the same thing, I couldn't install games, burn audio CD's or even rip them and when it did work it took unbelievably long! I think that if you replace the optical drive in there, you should be fine
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