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Lock up/freeze

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    Inserting a CD or DVD (especially a blank rewritable) occasionally causes PC lock up/freeze.
    No cursor, no nothing; reboot required. No error message. No event error. ASUS P8P67le, I7-2600K

    Thrice, in the past two days, a freeze occurred simply while idling. This is a new development. No optical drives in use.
    To my knowledge, no new software, hardware or drivers have been installed, but for routine Windows Updates.

    I have flashed the (old 2011) BIOS with the latest. ASUS does state that later versions incorporated stability improvements for W8. Time will tell. Suggestions welcomed.
    Last edited by borgus; 12 Dec 2013 at 21:48.

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    I get lock up frequently, but not with cd, just generally, get message (not responding) then suddenly it clears
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