CD Writer drive problems

  lindyloo4 12:00 31 May 2003

Where do I begin ? Firstly the drawer will not open when pressing the button but will open when going through My Computer selecting the drive then clicking eject.It will also open if the button is pressed as soon as the power is turned on and nothing has loaded.
When it closes again it thinks there is a disc in (little light flashing) and everything freezes.
I've been looking at previous threads and tried removing the drive through Device Manager and rebooting but without success.
No problems with my CD Rom drive.
I'm running Win Me. Any ideas please.

  lindyloo4 09:24 01 Jun 2003

Thanks for the reply. Think the drive is ok. Did a check through Device Manager (if that's what you do) and it said it was fine.



  lindyloo4 10:49 01 Jun 2003

Tried it but didn't alter a thing I'm afraid.

  lindyloo4 17:02 01 Jun 2003

No, I don't get any message - it just opens.

Any more ideas please?


  lindyloo4 06:50 02 Jun 2003


Going to work now but will look again tonight.


  Newuser4165 08:46 02 Jun 2003

Do you by any chance have Direcdt CD or InCD packet writing software installed - both of these software packages hijack the drive .You can only open them by clicking on the Incd /Direct cd icon on the taskbar.It is to prevent you from attempting to open the drive whilst it is writing data to the disk.

  lindyloo4 17:15 02 Jun 2003

No I don't have either. I use Easy CD creator that came ready installed.


  lindyloo4 06:48 03 Jun 2003

Will try upgrading.

Fingers crossed !

  lindyloo4 10:58 07 Jun 2003

Well I've tried everything, nothing worked so the engineer is coming out.

Thank you all for your replies.


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