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D-drive my d-drive has disappeared from my computer! It won't eject a disk. it won't open to accept a disk. The "my computer" section of the start menu claims that I HAVE no d-drive, despite the fact that I have been using it for the past three years

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Are u on vista ? thenlower upper filters is what u need to del in regisrty

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My disk top door won,t open up to allow me to install a disic

Open Computer in start menu, right click on the Drive, scroll down to Eject, click. Pull the outer frontcover door down so you can access the drive, push the button on the drive , does it work? Remove the faceplate/frontcover of the desktop something is misaligned or obstructing the button on the drive or it's broken.

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Using Windows Disk Management Utility to Manage Internal and External Disks

Disk management utility will help you see all the drives that are connected to your computer, including internal hard drives, CD or DVD Drives, and removable storage like USB sticks and external hard drives. Using this utility, you can check for attached drives that are not visible in windows when attached to your computer. You can also format drives, change drive letters, mark a partition as active and delete partitions. A word on caution about using the Disk Management Utility: This utility can cause destruction of data. If you are not sure of what you are looking at and uncomfortable with using this utility you should consult with an advanced user before making any changes to drives using this utility.

The Disk Management utility can be accessed in two different ways.
#1- You can open the Control Panel,
Click on Administrative Tools,
Click on Computer Management and the Computer Management window will open.
#2- Right click on you “My Computer” Icon
A menu will open
Chose “Manage”
The Computer Management window will open

The Computer Management window is broken down into 3 sections.

The first section on the left side of the window shows a menu. Disk Management is on the lower portion of the menu.

The right side is separated into two sections, top and bottom. The top portion shows a list of active drives on the computer. The lower portion shows all drives connected to the computer. CD or DVD drives that have not disk will not show as active drives on the top section, but can be seen in the lower section.

The lower section will show the drive description, drive size and drive condition (online or off line) in small box on the left side of that section. Disk drives will designate a “Drive” and a number. Drive 0 is usually your internal hard drive. Then it would list drive 1, drive 2, etc, depending on how many internal and external drive sources you have connected to your computer. Then it will list your CD drives and generally show their drive letter assignments.

Next to the smaller section described above, is a larger section which shows the driver letter, size of the driver and condition (if working correctly will show “healthy”)
This is the area you can right click and get a menu that will allow you to open, explore, mark the partition as active, change the driver letter, format the drive or delete a partition. (A note of caution here. Changing the driver letter on your main hard drive partition will cause windows to stop functioning. The main hard drive, or hard drive partition, is normally given the letter “C”.) A hard drive may show two or more partitions with separate drive letters designated for each partition.

A drive this is having a problem may show that it needs to be formatted (status as Unformatted). This can be done from this window. An external drive, whether it is a hard drive or CD/DVD drive, can have the letter designator change done if you want to organize your external drives. There are times when a drive will not show up because the drive letter that they are programmed to use are taken. Most USB drives are programmed to us the letters “F” or “G”. In this area, you can assign the USB drive any drive letter that is not being used and this will make it visible in windows.

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Aspire dvd drive won't open

If you open Start Menu,Computer, DVD/CD rom, and right click, eject? If it is damaged or there is something in it you may have to remove it and clear the obstruction.

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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.

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How do I open the door to my CD/DVD player on my eMachine Tower. I use to know how but as an old lady I need help remebering now. please help

There should be a button just below the cd tray on the front of the tower. If I remember correctly, on E-Machines there is a black bar just below the tray, and the button is a small section of this bar. If you press along the bar you should find a place that presses in. That will be the button to eject the tray.

Another way to do this is to click on "My Computer", there should either be a link on your desktop, or in the start menu. In this window you should see your disk drive, usually "D:\". Right click on this icon, and there should be a menu option called "Eject", which will open the drive for you.

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2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
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How to eject a cd

If the button on the optical disk drive no longer work, then you can attempt to open the drive two different ways. You can open "Computer" by pressing the "Windows Key + E" or just opening it from the start menu. Right click your optical drive and then select, "Eject...".
If that doesn't work, take a paper clip and unfurl one end. Then, on the optical drive cover, look for a tiny hole, just big enough for the paper clip end to fit into. Press the paper clip into the hole until it pops out. I hope this help.

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

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you could try to fix this by uninstalling your dvd drive in device manager and then rebooting. this might fix your problems. windows will automatically reinstall the drive when the pc restarts. if you have corrupted files you could try clicking on START, then clicking RUN, typing the command SFC /SCANNOW in the box and pressing ok. this should repair any problems.
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