As the title says.. my cd-rom/dvd-rom triggers a system reboot when I put in a cd. That may seem like a simple problem but here's a few things that threw me off. Firstly, the system doesn't immediatly reboot everysingle time like this, sometimes the computer will remain on for any amount of time not exceeding around 1 minute before the system reboots. This all occurs in windows. Secondly this occurs with any disk, blank, music, data etc etc.. Thirdly, the same thing happens when booting directly from a linux live cd..(in the case of the linux live cd the system does not reboot but the screen goes black and the computer remains on - the blue light still illuminated - I have to manually power down and manually reboot) the cd beings mounting drives and loading into the linux interface before it just crashes.
So far I've reformatted windows and double checked the IRQ settings but to no avail. Like I said it occurs even though the system is completely BRAND NEW. Fourthly, you may be wondering how I reformatted if it wont play a disk longer than 1 minute... Well I used an external cd-rom which uses external power (outlet) and plugs in via USB to reformat. While using the external drive works, its simply not practical. Additionally a external cd-rom which connects via USB has the same problem as the internal drive so I'm thinking it is NOT the internal cd-rom that is faulty but maybe the mobo/CMOS settings?? If anybody can help.. i'd love you forever.