Dell Dimension XPS R400. Roxio Easy CD Creator and Direct CD Format, V184.108.40.206 SP4. CDs created using the above have suddenly stopped ejecting. Nothing short of shutting down and restarting will shift them. Other CDs are fine. Have I done something dim? If so how do I rectify it please?
I haven't used Direct CD but I used to use InCD which is Nero's packet writing software. If the problem only occurs with rewritable CDs then it could be caused by the software locking the CD tray. The correct way to eject the CD was to right-click the InCD icon in the status area at the right of the taskbar and choose Eject from there. Direct CD will probably have its own icon there.
If a CD drawer won't open or a disc gets jammed then look on the front of the drawer and find a small hole (about 1 mm across). Straighten a paper clip and push it into the hole. This will open the drawer and the hole is particularly for this purpose. It will at least stop you from shutting down and restarting!!! Wak.
Thanks Wak. Yes I had done this once or twice but under protest as it were. I'm now wondering if I had a rogue CD but am not that knowledgeable about the subject. However at the moment it seems to have resolved itself.