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Popster27

join:2008-07-19
Placentia, CA

CD ROM disk drawer controlling wireless connection

OK, here is a strange one. I have an older HP desktop running XP. I keep it functional for "odd jobs" when I don't want to tie up another unit. Last night I wanted to rip a stack of CDs, so I called on this old timer. It is connected to my wireless network with a Linksys USB adapter.

Everytime I opened the drawer to load or unload a CD, I got a pop up message that the wireless connection has been lost. Within a few seconds after closing the drawer the connection was re-established. I'm sure this is just a resource sharing issue, but I thought it was curious enough to justify a post. I've certainly not seen a disk drawer cause problems before this, but it can happen. Cheers!


MacGyver
Don't Waste Your Energy
Premium,ExMod 2003-05
join:2001-10-14
Canada
kudos:2
It is interference from the drawer motor?

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to Popster27
if it's a CD only is it set to DMA or PIO only? Maybe it some kind of IO / CPU load issue.

Having the CD on DMA should lower the IO load.