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Dell Dimension 3000: DVD/CD drive will not eject. Prior to this occurrence, the computer did not recognize a disc was present (Please insert a disc into Drive D). Any/all help will be appreciated.

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This is an indication that the CD is going bad, in my experience.
You can open "my computer" and right click on it and choose "eject"
That's a pain, but it should work. If it doesn't, then you should replace the drive. The price for a multi-burner has really fallen over the last year.

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