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Proper way to shutdown

Click Start button then locate and press the Shutdown button

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I have a cd I put in, but do not know how to remove it from my computer need help


1. Open the Computer window on your PC: Either double-click the Computer icon on the desktop, or open the Start menu and choose Computer.

2. Click the DVD drive icon: Clicking the icon selects that drive.

3. Right click on it and choose 'Eject' from the drop-down list.

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Try the following only if the above steps didn't work or in times of urgency, such as when the computer is locked up (or turned off), you can manually eject a disc/cd by pushing a straightened paper clip into the tiny hole (the "beauty mark") on the front of the DVD drive.

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Nov 28, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Disc Drive


If the eject button is not working, assuming this is a Windows based computer, click on start icon, your start menu will display, on right side under your user icon you should see Computer or My Computer, click on it.
You will now see all drives in your computer. Right click on your dvd(optical) drive. You should see an eject option.

If this dosen't work, close to the eject button on the drive is a tiny hole that will accept a paper clip, carefully push clip into hole until drive ejects.

Feb 13, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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HOW DO I EJECT CD


Hi
Right click CD icon in My computer, then choose Eject.
If it didn't work, then you need to get 'Needle' and inject it in the cd-device hole ( beside the light) smoothly to get the cd ejected.

Please tell us your results
Regards

Nov 16, 2011 | Dell Studio 1537 Laptop Computer PC...

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I cannot eject a cd from the drive. i have tried to eject using the button and in my computer. in device manager it says the device is fine. any ideas?? there isnt an manual eject hole for the paperclip...


Shut down the PC, for 2min, then turn on, this is either a hardware or software problem. Software meaning that it is unable to execute the command to eject, shutting down and turning on may resolve this problem. Or hardware is the sence that the disk is Physicaly stuck in which case you would need some one with the know how to remove the disk without damaging the components within.
Your timely rating of this soloution is much appreciated.
Thanks

Nov 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire Z5600 PC Desktop

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I need to remove a disk from a Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7640S


CD Stuck in Device
First try the normal methods to remove the disc. Drag its icon to the Trash can in the Dock or select 'Eject' from the File menu. If you are running a virtual machine, e.g. VMFusion, ensure that the CD is disconnected from the virtual machine. This will sometimes allow the CD to now show up in Mac OS X. Shut down the computer and start up whilst holding down the mouse button. This may take some time, but keep your finger on the mouse button right up until the disc comes out or the log-in screen has appeared. If you have Toast Titanium installed on your computer, choose EJECT DISC from the menubar. Sometimes you can successfully use the eject disc button in iTunes even if the disc is not visible to the Finder Open Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button. Some Macintoshes have a paperclip hole that you can insert a straightened paperclip into, manually triggering the eject mechanism. Open Terminal and type "drutil tray eject" to eject the disc/tray, and "drutil tray close" to close the tray. Restart the computer while holding down Command-Option-O-F, to enter the Open Firmware prompt. Type "eject cd" without the quotes, and press return. The disk ought to eject. To start into OS X, type "mac-boot" without the quotes. Press return, and the computer will continue with the startup. (This will not work on an Intel Mac. There is no Open Firmware on Intel Macs. ) If your computer has an eject button on the keyboard, restart the computer holding down the Option key. When the startup disk selection screen appears, let go of the option key and press the keyboard's eject button.

Dec 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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How do I eject my cd from my studio computer?


Assuming the normal eject button isn't working....

Shut the computer down. Do not just re-boot. Wait at least two minutes, then start the machine again. After it re-boots, try ejecting the CD again with the eject button.

If still no luck, look for a small hole in the CD drive front cover. Open a paper clip and insert it into the hole carefully. This should permit the CD door to open.

This problem can sometimes be caused by a bad CD and in other cases, a corrupt CD driver. If it keeps happening, try re-installing the drivers for the drive. The last resort would be a bad CD/DVD drive.

Dec 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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The door will not open and eject the cd. the amber light stays on all the time


Hi,
Try going to "my computer" and right click on the icon that shows your cd drive. Then select eject to see if the cd will eject.

If it does not, then shut down your computer. Look for a small pin hole below your cd tray. Unbend a paper clip and insert it into the hole and press. The cd tray should pop open so you can remove that cd.

If the problem continues then it's time for a new cd drive.

Hank

Jun 29, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have installed a USB Portable Hard Drive on my Windows computer and now wish to disconnect it but the 'Unplug - Eject' icon does not appear in the System Tray. How do I close down safely?


Just right click on the drive in my computer and the option to eject or remove may be in the options, but just remove it if not as long as you now there is no data transfering

Aug 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The disk tray (dvd-rw)is not ejecting, however many times we press the eject button, or restart and shut down the computer.


It is hardware problem of dvd-rw. plz open dvd and change its motors balt that is doing eject function.And clean with iso propile to dvd inside.plz rate this after doing so.

Mar 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Shut down icon


That is a strange problem.
I will help you to create a shortcut on your desktop for that icon, whenever you need to shutdown your computer, just click that shortcut on the icon.

Right click on the Desktop.
Left click on New > Shortcut.
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In the Type the location of the item: textbox enter
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s

The -s parameter is used to shut down the computer.

The following two parameters can be used with -s:
-f Forces running applications to close without warning.
-t xx Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds.

The following command would shut down instantly.
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00

Click the Next > button.

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In the Type a name for this shortcut: textbox enter
Shutdown My Computer (or some other name of your choice)

Click the Finish button.

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Whenever you want to shutdown your computer, click the shortcut on your desktop that says ShutDown My Computer, and your comptuer will shut down the usual way, the way it used to shutdown.


Actaviosan

Nov 17, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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