CD eject problem

By abanerji
Sep 4, 2006
  1. I have a Compaq Presario Intel-P4 with 256MB-RAM. I have been using a CDwriter-cum-DVD combo for several months. I recently updated to XP-SP2 and also patched my system from WinUpdate site. I also just updated Nero6-reloaded packages 1 and 3, without yahoo toolbar.

    My CDwriter-cum-DVD combo drive is suddenly refusing to open the drive, either from pressing the hardware switch on the drive, or right-clicking the drive in MyComputer and selecting eject. I am only able to open the drive by inserting a pin in the front-hole of the drive.

    Is this a potential hardware issue, or some software conflict (driver, dll, etc.)?

  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Does it still read?
  3. abanerji

    abanerji TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Yes, it reads. In fact, I burned two data CDs (back-up of my files), and the CDs were even read by another DVD-ROM I have on a second PC.

    Incidentally, my first PC (where the combo drive is) has another older CD-ROM (about 4 years old). And that CD-ROM opens by pressing the switch and clicking eject.
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