I've recently installed a Lite-On Combo Drive (52x32x52x CD-RW & 16x DVD-ROM) and everything seems ok except that my CPU usage is at a constant 100%. My PC meets all the specifications it requires so I'm a bit lost :(
My system is AMD-K6-2 500mhz CPU, Win98, 192mb RAM, 32gb HD, ASUS MoBo.
Hey, it's nowt to do with MS Office cos I don't have it!
I've noticed that since my problem started the HD light don't blink every 2 seconds like it did before. Is that relevant?
Also, could it be InCD which came bundled with it? It may be lurking in the background somewhere but ctrl-alt-del don't show it. I also installed Nero which came with it. Neither of these are run at boot-up that I can see and I always disable that option anyway as I keep background processes to a minimum (I only have a 500).
Thanks for the suggestions but I've discovered the problem was being caused by InCD which came bundled with it (CD-RW packet writing thingy software). I uninstalled it and everything went back to normal.
Of course, the problem now is is that software important and if so, is there similar software I can use instead that won't cause the same problem?
In-CD is a packet-writing tool, rewritable CDs (and DVDs with later versions)can be formatted to allow them to be written from any program, as if they were large disks or hard drives. Simply drag and drop the required data from Windows Explorer to the RW drive and the data will be saved on the medium.
You do not need this to create CDR's/RW's or to copy CDs as these functions can be carried out with other applications e.g. Nero, Adaptec