Why does my CD Drive open at startup?


CD drive door opens automatically at start up. How this be controlled?


This question was answered on January 15, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check your Startup group It's under Start > Programs > Startup

Is there anything included which is associated with CD Drives? A media player, or CD recording icon, perhaps?

Check your BIOS settings to see if your CD Drive is specified as your boot drive.

If not, there are other places a program can be launched at startup.

The problem may be connected with your drive A bad button switch, perhaps.

This is a really odd problem Without sitting down at the computer and exploring all the strange possibilities, asking lots of questions, doing a virus scan, and possibly ordering an exorcism, it can be pretty difficult to determine.

I have had stranger things happen The cause was often a bad CD Drive.


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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on January 15, 2003