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Cd drive opens at random

My cd drive on my hp laptop keeps opening at random and I can't figure out whats causing it. I've scanned my computer for viruses many times but nothings come up. Any ideas?

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  • Psymonawana Dec 16, 2008

    it pops open most of the time when i close it if its empty or not and when i'm running a disc it stops playing all of a sudden and the tray opens



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Go into my computer, control panel, device manager. find the cd rom in your list of devices uninstall the cd rom and reboot your computer. when your computer restarts it will find your cd rom first thing and reinstall it automatically. this should clear up any issues you have. if not < you may have a virus, IRQ conflict, or bad cd drive.

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