|computer geek question ahead!
||[May. 4th, 2003|04:30 pm]
The Question Club
okay, wow. I'm just a little upset.
I'm gonna fire off a question to ya'll before I head to work. This little community is pretty useful :)
So I had a cd in the cd burner, it was a blank one, I tried to burn something a few days ago and it failed. No biggie right? Wrong!
Since then my computer has been acting slower than usual, but I couldn't really figure out what it was. I run windows2000 (all current critical updates and hoopla installed). In the past hour I laid down to take a nap, I woke up from the nap about halfway through, looked over at my computer, and watched it reboot. Freaky. So I got up, let it finish rebooting and put my password in (it's my alarm clock so stability is a big issue) and go back to bed. The same thing happened agian about 10 minutes later.
I don't have the computer set to "reboot" after an error, so if this was some sort of computer error I should have been getting a blue screen. I'm not, it just reboots. It could be an electrical problem. That's not really the problem here.
I rebooted just now (not by choice!) and decided to check out my event log. Mmm... errors GALORE.
Apparently, the event log was getting about 3-5 errors a second from my CDrom drive saying "The device, \Device\CdRom1, has a bad block. "
That's it. It's been getting that error ever since... i don't know how long. The system log (about 2400 events) has Cdrom errors going all the way back to december... so it's not every second of every day.
I'd love to sit here and figure this out, but I've got to go to work, and if one of you know then it'll save me the trouble of googling it (and spending hours in Microsofts lovely database).
Is my cdrw bad? Is it just because of the cd in at the time? is it fixable? anyone know if it can cause random rebooting (i'm doubtful).
In case you couldn't tell, I'm not a TOTAL computer illiterate ;) So if you know you don't have to glaze over the details. I love this stuff ('cept when it happens to me, of course...)
And uh, thanks in advance for any help.