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For no apparent reason, my cd-rom just began opening and closing continually. Any ideas about what could be causing this erratic behavior? can you provide some possible solutions to try? My computer is an HP pavilion with a Windows XP3 OS. It also has a DVD writer/CD writer combo, a floppy disk and an external Seagate FreeAgent 300Gb hard drive. This is the first significant problem with this three year old computer.

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