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WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS AT RANDOM

By TomSal ·
Anyone know what would/could cause a otherwise operationally fine CDRW Drive to open its tray at random throughout the day?

PS. I already did a thorough check for virus infection.

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by nccorthu In reply to WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS A ...

Where is the machine located? aplace where you might tap the drawer???

Log what programs your running and doing what in them when it opens up. That might give you the clue.

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by TheChas In reply to WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS A ...

I would swap in another CD drive and see if the problem goes away.

If so, the drive tray closed switch inside the CD drive is the problem.
Either the switch is going bad, or the tray is just a few 0.001" away from fully closed.

It is also possible that the open button on the front panel is going bad, and the electronics thinks it sees a tray command.

A final possibility is "Joke-Ware".
There are a few prank programs that will not show up as viruses that can be set to open the tray atrandom intervals.

Check for rouge items in the startup tab of msconfig.

Chas

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by pctech In reply to WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS A ...

Hi
This is usually an indication that the controller on the drive itself is about to fail. Remove the CD Drive and replace it with a known good CD Drive and see if this corrects the problem. Should this resolve the issue, permanently replace the CDDrive.

I hope this helps

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by pctech In reply to WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS A ...

Well, "TheChas" is about 10 seconds ahead of me. Say Chas, do you not ever sleep????????

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by CB42 In reply to WIN98- CDROM TRAY OPENS A ...

This also can indicate your computer is infected with Backorifice or Netbus, and someone is playing with you. If you are on cable or another direct internet connection, then I would make sure to scan my computer.

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