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My CD Drive is haunted

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chemna2, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. chemna2

    chemna2 Thread Starter

    Jul 17, 2006
    I've been having trouble with my CD drive. I have windows XP Pro, Service Pack 2. Sometimes the CD drive door opens by itself when I have a game in the drive. I close it and it may then stay closed or reopen. Then the game freezes and I have to use Manager to shut the game down. Sometimes I am playing a CD in Media Player and suddenly it stops aand I get an error message of "no CD in drive." I click on the track I want and it may be fine or again stop after a few minutes. It's not the CDs cause they play fine other places.

    I had similar problems some time back and after web searching it appeared to be a corrupted autosearch. I disconnected it and everything was fine for over a year til now.

    Really would appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
  2. Rumpo-Stiltskin


    May 9, 2006
    Autoplay perhaps?

    Usual kind of stuff......
    Try uninstalling the CD drive in the Windows device manager (and rebooting).
    Check/reseat the cable between the drive and the motherboard (best to try a new cable).

    Other than that, it's usually the drive packing up with erratic behaviour involved.
    You say it's over a year old, and it sounds like it's been getting plenty of use. ;)
  3. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
    Good Afternoon chemna2, Exorcism may sometimes help, but do beware of ejected discs coming your way at X53, they really fly!

    Altentatively I seem to recall there was a virus problem that used to do that.
    I can't reccommend any, but google online virus scanners or something like that and see what you can find.

    Someone will know a good online service.

    Alternatively have a read of this method I just passed to Caleb, I find it very useful.

    Cheers, qldit.
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