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    Damnatory's Avatar OTL BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    I've sorted the problem with a format and clean install of XP Pro, however I am still baffled...

    A friend of mine was having this WEIRD problem with one of his HP DVD-RW drives. Everytime he would put in a DVD movie, or a Music CD, the computer would just shut off as if I hit the soft-reset. You would figure that the same thing would happen for any DVD or CD, but he could load Software CD/DVD's just fine.

    I know I've already fixed the problem, but I still wonder what may have been happening?

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    Sony Root Kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Sony Root Kit?
    Oh god, I hadn't even considered that.

    It is very possible, as he recently lost his entire CD collection in a fire. So he's been borrowing any and all CD's he can from friends to rip to his computer and build his collection back up.

    I've printed out a copy of all the CD's using the XCP content protection, so that we can identify if that was the problem... Don't want that happening again.
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    If it ever happens again, disable automatic restart on system failure and you will get a blue screen with error message.

    right click my comp -> properties -> advanced -> startup and recovery settings -> untick box next to 'Automatically restart'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnatory
    A friend of mine was having this WEIRD problem with one of his HP DVD-RW drives.
    I have an HP DVD 420 (soon to be replaced)
    and while I absolutley hate it, it never shut off my PC...yet....

    so anyway...what was the deal?
    did the friend get some of that bad Sony DRM shit?
    or should I expect my HP to start killing my pc?

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