Re: Optical drive causing computer to freeze on startup!
The make and model of your DVD drive are not in your sig. What is it? It could be a firmware issue, or your BIOS may have somehow become corrupt. The first place to start looking for answers would be to go to the manufactures Web site (of the DVD drive) and see if anyone else has had any issues. It could also be a bad data cable. If you have another drive, try it. If it does the same thing, it is more than likely the IDE cable.
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