Flashing CD drive light

  torroxtown 18:48 28 Dec 2008
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One of my CD drives oftens flashes when I know there is no activity.
It also seems not to want to eject any disc I may have in it at the time.
The other CD/DVD drive and HD are both fine.
Is the drive faulty (6 years old)or is it a software fault.

  MAT ALAN 19:12 28 Dec 2008

Doubt its software, it really doesn't need any...

uninstall the drive in device manager reboot PC it will then be re-recognised and assigned generic drivers by your O/S which is all it needs...

  Stuartli 19:13 28 Dec 2008

Probably time for a new one (DVD-ROM or rewriter), which will handle both CDs and DVDs; cost is buttons these days.

The only time software controls a drive is if you are using a burning program such as Nero or testing a drive's efficiency (Nero includes such a utility).

However, it's worth trying a potential cure.

Go to Device Manager, highlight your problem drive, right click, Uninstall it and then Reboot.

Windows will Find New Hardware and reinstall the basic CDROM drivers.

  torroxtown 14:47 30 Dec 2008

Changed the drive unit and now cured.Thanks for advice

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