View Full Version : Help!!! Laptop hangs and then CD-RW/DVD Rom disappears

Chao is back
18-11-2003, 10:10 PM
I had recently got an Acer Travelmate 243XC and sometimes after periods of use (or one instance of it happening 5 min. after startup) the computer would hange for about 1 minute. Then it would appear to work fine once more. However after the computer has started working again the CD-RW/DVD combo drive had disappeared from My Computer and also from Device Manager.

The operating system is Windows XP Home with Service Pack 1 installed.


18-11-2003, 10:14 PM
its probably something to do with your drive. Maybe its faulty or something.

18-11-2003, 10:15 PM
Sounds like a connection problem, where the power or IDE to the CD is being lost, causing Windows to get upset and fret for a bit.

Its new.

Take it back.

Its unlikely to be a "user serviceable part"

18-11-2003, 10:21 PM
something with power consumption or overheating.

let acer care do it if still under warranty.