broken dvd rewriter causing slow start-up?

  User-9CD7E383-7D1E-4745-A591D7CFE8CB4780 15:24 19 Sep 2008

Recently my rewriter gave up the ghost,and ever since then my computer has been slow to start up.Could this just be coincidence,i've gone into 'msconfig' and i only have my anti virus and anti spyware loading at start up.Is there any way of speeding up the boot time inbetween now and getting the rewriter fixed/replaced? thanks in advance.

  wis 15:38 19 Sep 2008

if you think this is a possible problem you could
take out in bios, or pull cable from rear

  ambra4 15:56 19 Sep 2008

Access Device manager right click and just disable the drive

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