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I have Windows XP Professional. My CD's open ok but won't eject unless I restart the computer. How to correct this?

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  • amnonka Jan 07, 2009

    I have Windows XP Professional. The CD works ok but will not eject unelss I restart the computer. Apparently there is an upgrade to correctr this. Do you know what it is and how to get it?

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You may also want to try a disc cleaner ..

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Your problem is not software .. it is your CD drive. If a cleaning doesn't correct it a replacement is necessary



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  • Try using Disk Management under Computer Management. Right click on the drive and then select "Eject". 
Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management >> Disk Management >> Eject
  • Uninstall the software of your cdrom. Reboot your computer. Reinstall the cdrom driver.
  • Reboot your computer.

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I have a pretty good idea that you are using drag-and-drop to burn files to the CD. If so, you probably have an open session that is keeping the drive in an active state. You can right click the application's icon (such as Roxio DirectCD) in your system tray and select "close" or "eject" (don't select "close" unless your disk is full, or you won't be able to add any more files to it). Or you can open My Computer and right click on your CD drive and select "Eject". Either of these options should let you swap out the disk. If not, and you are using Direct CD, check out this web site: http://www.roxio.com/en/support/dcdwin/livingdcd.html

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Will it eject in My Computer right click the CD drive and click eject? What type of CD's (software,pics,music)? It sounds like the file is still running.

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Try to go to Mycomputer and right click your Cd drive and select eject, if it still the wont eject you may need to uninstall and reinstall the software for that cd drive...

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Do you find small hole in your cd drive . If yes then insert pin inside it to take the cd out . Then you need to open the cd drive and check whether motor is working properly .

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Check the power cable to the CD drive..if it is ok..then the motor of the drive needs to be replaced...

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