DVD Drive auto ejects on stratup of system & Remains open
Every time I reboot my Win XP Pro SP3 the system ejects the empty dvd drive and when ever i try to close it, it closes then ejects again continually. It's a BENQ DVD DUAL DW1610. I have disabled the drive from control panel and it still happens. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: DVD Drive auto ejects on stratup of system & Remains...
Did this happen after you have updated your win xp to sp3? try to do a system restore. go to all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore> go back to the date before the sp3 was installed. try also updating the driver for your optical drive
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Here's the general info for your Burner:
Operating System supported:
Windows 7Windows VISTAWindows 2003Windows 2000Windows 98 SEWINVISTA
Max Write Speed:
9 MB/sec.CD 52 X
Max Read Speed:
9 MB/sec.CD 52 XDVD 7 X
see if its recognised in the Device Manager. Start/My computer/Control Panel/System/Device manager.
if so remove or uninstall the Drive.
Physically remove/eject the drive from the Computer. reboot then shutdown. re-insert the Drive. boot computer and see if it,s detected by the system or ( found new hardware Wizard )
re-install any drivers as requested. Installing SP3 shouldn,t do this. unless the drive was actually Virused Or failing already.
You got a bad laser in the drive not the laser the reads the laser that writes and this does generally happen when a dvd ram drive goes. Recommend buying a new drive as a replacment laser is upwards of $90 bucks, thanks for using fixya please do accept and rate.
did you try to do the emergency eject ?
jewellers driver in drive pinhole.
use the eject method again, Computer powered Off. Open the drawer and push it back in firmly.
This is an eject button, make/break switch problem.
Also try ejecting the drive from my computer/Right click with mouse ( CD Drive ) Eject.
And ensure the 4 Pin Molex ( Red-Black-Black-Yellow ) is the right way round. Yellow usually faces to the outside of the casing.
Double check the Ribbon Cable Connector is installed Correctly ( 40-80 Strand IDE ) sometimes if these are not fitted squarely Or pushed in hard enough. Can cause a Problem.
Also try the emergency eject procedure on The Drive. Small jewellers screwdriver Or Needle, insert into the drives faceplate ( pinhole in drives faceplate drawer ) push to open dvd drawer. pull out drawer Gently. And push back in. This ocassionally works for a stcking Drawer/eject mechanism.
Finally try the drive without a disk in ( open/eject Or Close )