All right, I have yet to come up with a reason why my computer does this, and its very very frustrating. Every time I close my dvd-rom with a cd in it, it causes my computer to restart. After loging back into my user account i get one of those stupid "Windows has recovered from a serious error" messages. Yeah... Windows had to cover from closing my cd drive... *rolls eyes* The ultimate in stability.... lol
Anyway, I run WindowsXP home, the drive is connected to an IDE port along with a dvd-rw drive. I dont remember what brand dvd-rom I bought... it was like 9 months ago... If theres any other info you need in order to help me, ask.
btw, the dvd-rw also causes the computer to restart too. Both drives only seem to do this with audio cds...
Does it restart on spinup or the moment the tray closes?
If on spinup, could be a PSU issue. Even though it only does it on audio CD's. DVDs spin slower than CD's and this takes less power (learned that hacking a PS2 box).
Older CD's are also heavier than newer ones (again - PS2 lesson).
I don't think its a driver issue cuz it does it on both drives. Same goes for any drive firmware.
It could be and IDE channel issue. If you only have one drive on the HDD IDE channel can you switch one of the DVD's over as slave or what not and see if it works?
Also, as said above, disable Autoplay and see what happens. COuld be your audio software is borking XP - maybe it needs to be run in compatability mode? Just a guess.
Is the audio card integrated or seperate?
When you say its only Audio CD's are you sure about that - I mean has it ever occurred with a game CD?
What MB are you running? Could be (I doubt) a Mainboard issue.
There are a number of things I can think of - but I wanna eliminate them one at a time. So, turn autoplay off (if you have it on) and report back your findings.
Never happens with anything other than audio cds (im pretty sure its never happened with a game).
It restarts when it spins the cd.
Happens with new and old cds (just got a brand new Joe Satriani cd that was released like 3 weeks ago)
All my audio software works fine with windowsXP...
Im running a Gigabyte mobo, the 8IPE-1000 pro revision 2 to be exact
Im using the built on sound (no point in a fancy Audigy card like in my other computer... these built on cards sound just fine nowadays.... plus the drivers are much better than Creative's craptastic stuff)
I shall go try your suggestions and come back with the results... later though, cause I have dinner soon... then I'm going out with friends... In the mean time, thanks for the help you've givin thus far, and any future help.