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Old 12-07-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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CDROM drive antics - ejects tray on boot


Hello!

My CDROM drive is playing up. When I boot the computer, it ejects the CDROM tray, for no reason. When I try press the button on the CDROM drive, it does not respond. I close it by pushing it in, manually. I have to open it again using software (winxp - in my computer - eject cdrom).

Could someone offer an explanation and solution for this?
 
Old 12-07-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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reset your BIOS.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 12:10 AM   #3
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thank you!

I searched google, but it seems only to result in "resetting bios password" - do you mean clearing CMOS? could you be more specific, please?

thanks.

- john
 
Old 12-08-2004, 12:14 AM   #4
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ya, meant clearing cmos. sorry.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:08 AM   #5
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Thanks!
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:17 AM   #6
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Hey! nuka_t! Don't offer advice that can be misunderstood by people!

Resetting the BIOS means resetting the options to default in the BIOS and not destroying the BIOS itself! And also your problem may not be related to the BIOS at all. It could be a physical problem with the device. I had a CD-ROM which behaved like this once. Turned out to be a physical defect...

EDIT: I don't think the BIOS is responsible for your problem. It is most likely a physical problem with the device. CD-ROMs just don't eject like that. It is definitely a physical problem with the device rather than any BIOS setting.

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Old 12-13-2004, 08:13 AM   #7
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they can eject like that


add "eject /dev/hdc" to your init scripts ... or randomly do it for cdroms .. makes the computer seem haunted
 
Old 12-13-2004, 08:34 AM   #8
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they can eject like that


add "eject /dev/hdc" to your init scripts ... or randomly do it for cdroms .. makes the computer seem haunted
He said while booting the computer. Don't know whether it means on booting INTO the OS or at the Power on Self Test itself.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 12:30 AM   #9
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Right when I boot it up. At the self test. Without fail!

Ok! Now I'm confused. I don't know what to do

Thing is, it's done it before and then it went away somehow (a few OS installations and reformats ago). I've fixed it before, but I don't know what I've done... something's up!
 
  


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