Windows 7 and dead CD button?

By LeeLuck ยท 6 replies
Dec 17, 2009
  1. Hi all,
    I just installed Windows 7 ultima and everything went perfect except after it ran the desktop for the first time for some reason my CD drive has stopped working from the button on the front.

    If i go into my computer and select eject, it does so, when i put a cd / dvd in i have to puch the tray in by hand and then double click the drive from my computer for it to load/read.

    All the auto starts are on so i cant understand why this has happened, any ideas ?

    I reinstalled and its no different and i have checked all the cables etc and device manger states its working properly so i am stuck ?

    thanks for reading.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The CD Drive eject button does not require Windows installed
    The button is designed in the drive itself to eject the media, even if its not connected to the computer (it just requires power)

    Therefore your CD Drive (hardware) must be faulty. Please replace
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

  4. LeeLuck

    LeeLuck TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    when booting up i noticed some time ago that i was getting no update success from the verifying dmi pool data, is this something to do with it ? as straight after that it says booting from cd ?
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    No that's some other fault, it may be related.

    But the "dead CD button" requires you to replace the CD Drive
    When doing this also confirm your Hard Drive is connected securely too ;)
  6. LeeLuck

    LeeLuck TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Something is a miss cos i cnt boot from cd even though it tells me it is doing.

    I want to reinstall W7 so i can delete the OEM partion but when it reboots, it says booting from cd, i hear t start to spin but then windows 7 loads and noting else happens, i cant get the install to run unless i double click the cd itself, and installing W7 that way doesnt allow me to delete partitions ?

    Something is very wrong i feel lol
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Since that quote came from another topic you have going on, and posted after your post above
    I suppose all is ok

    Did you end up replacing the DVD Drive ?
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