CD RW drive keeps ejecting

By ieatkangaroos
Mar 1, 2005
  1. Basically my CD RW drive keeps ejecting. I think this might be caused by some type of trickster virus. But I just don’t know!
    I’m running Windows XP, every time I start up the drive opens itself and then I close it, then it opens…ect.
    Anyhow I just need someone to help me with this, and hopefully how to resolve it.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    That's what you get for eating those poor li'l roos!
    I must say though that the steaks are tremendous, very lean meat.
    Some CDs/CDRWs etc come with their own Open/Close tray programs. Is there one installed on yours, by mistake?
    What burning program do you use? Is it updated? Did you install 2 programs together that don't like one another?
    I don't think it is a virus (or a little green man from Mars either).
  3. ieatkangaroos

    ieatkangaroos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the burner has worked quite well for around 7 months now.
    however, how do i check for this program?
  4. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 157

    Check the front cover is fitted correctly, also the front of the tray is ok.
    Try changing the ide cable, set the drive up on a different channel eg slave/master master/slave.

    does the problem only happen while in windows, have you tried using a boot up floppy to see if its hardware or software related.

    Hold the cd drawer closed while u are booting up. :p
    Just a few ideas.

    Good Luck
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