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Inserting a music CD causes Windows 8.1 to freeze

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    Inserting a music CD causes Windows 8.1 to freeze


    NicDG asked on December 15, 2013

    The title says it all. I installed Windows 8.1 this weekend and when I insert a music CD Windows 8.1 freezes. It is not instant, it takes a few minutes before it freezes. There are no blue screens or crashdumps or anything useful. Windows simply stops responding and I have to power cycle my PC. The only entry in the Windows log is a kernel power event complaining about an unexpected shutdown. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.


    Thanks

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    not sure but if it were mine I would try this ,go to control panel, AUTO PLAY, and set up auto run for the different cd functions ,not saying it will fix it ,just the first thing that come to mind
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I've had corrupted media do that to Windows. XP actually. It was a video file. If Windows was set to display thumbnails it would crash every time I went to that folder. I had to change the "View As" option for that folder and delete the file. Turning off auto play is a good idea.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Yah, it may be a bad disk. A Burnt or Manufactured disk? Try using Windex on the bottom, do not touch the top. If there is a scratch along the top, that's your Music Data gone in that area (Burnt Disk - Manufactured are usually more resilient)
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    I may be wrong but for me I assume "A music cd" means all music cd's
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Music CD's are not what they used to be, at least some of the ones I bought aren't. I've had some with DRM baked in and when you try to play them in a PC they prompt you to install some type or proprietary player bundled with the CD. They don't want you ripping the songs to MP3 files. They also have the regular audio tracks hidden on the CD which play if you put the CD in a regular stereo or your cars CD player. I see what your saying Caperjack. I took it to mean a particular CD didn't work, not all music CD's don't work. Lets see what the OP says about that as it does make a difference.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    He did not specifically say all music Cd's - He said "a" music CD, so until he clarifies that, I';ll assume it was one specific CD.

    Or, his whole collection could have had coke spilled on it at one time, that wold have the same dire effect.

    But it is true, CDs and DVD's are notorious for having a very poor shelf life.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    At one time Music CD's were a different format from your DATA CD's. It is conceivable that the optical drive or Windows could hiccup on one type and not the other. "A music CD" could be interpreted to mean a CD of that type. Like you, I took it to mean one specific CD didn't play fair.
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    "All / only" Music CDs are in CDA format. Other formats for sound like MP3, WMA etc. are essentially Data formats. You can't just copy CDA files somewhere else and expect to work, they need "Ripping" to other sound formats to do that. So, if a player does not recognize CDA format it's bound to grind to a halt and/or give some kind of message about problem.
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    yeah, when I reread it ,I take it to mean any music cd
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