Event ID 11 cdrom crashing vista?


Jul 21, 2008
So looking further into my random freezes, it looks like windows event viewer is finding each of my lock ups to have this in common:

Event ID: 11 cdrom

I have disconnected my IDE dvd drive in hopes that the random freezing stops. Has anyone else had this problem before? Could this event just be a by-product of the freezing and not the cause?

A description of the problem would be that the computer freezes ( no keyboard or mouse responsiveness whatsoever ) at what are seemingly random times. Sometimes during a game, sometimes while surfing the internet, etc. Looking into windows event viewer I found at the time of every freeze-up that event mentioned above.

For completeness, my build is:

EVGA 790i ultra motherboard
2 x 2GB DDR3 1333 corsair xms3
EVGA 9800 GX2
Seagate 500GB SATA
Intel Q9450


Jun 19, 2009
Have the same issue on my Acer TRavelmate 6930.... and had this bug even on older versions of laptops (TRavelMate 4602) when I just gave it to warranty center so they had replaced the CDROM.

How I'll do the same thing, just replace the CDROM.

Futhermore I've read somewhere in forums that this event may be caused by bad connection of the CDrom's cable to motherboard.