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Windows 7: Can't open Dvd/Cd drive

11 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Can't open Dvd/Cd drive

I want to install some software from my DVD/CD. In device manager under DVD/CD ROM Drives, I have 2 listings:
HL-DT-ST-DVD +- RW GS20N;
Magic ISO Virtual DVD-ROM000

When I check the properties on both I get This device is working properly. When I go to Computer under devices with removable storage I see DVD Drive (E:) and DVD RW Drive (Q:). When I right click on DVD Drive (E:) and select "eject" absolutely nothing happens. When I right click on DVD RW Drive (Q:). and select "eject" a green light flashes on the physical drive and a sound is made but the drive does not open. This is the same thing that happens when I press the physical eject button on the drive.

Why won't the drive open? I need to access it!!:(


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11 Feb 2011   #2

 

little pin hole on the face of the drive -- stick a paper clip in it until the drive opens.
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11 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have a Dell Precision M6500 laptop. I can see no pin hole on the face of the drive. Any other ideas?
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11 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This a slot or tray drive? This is what I get when searching that model number,

Documentation

which is a slot drive, nothing to open. If it is a tray drive then it is possible that the opening mechanism has had it, which if that is the case then it is time for a new drive.

As for the second one,

Quote:
Magic ISO Virtual DVD-ROM000
not doing anything it says it in its name, it is a virtual drive created by MagicISO,

MagicISO - Convert BIN to ISO, Create, Edit, Burn, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter/extractor/editor

Edit: You posted while I was typing,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomasj View Post
I have a Dell Precision M6500 laptop. I can see no pin hole on the face of the drive. Any other ideas?
details on it here,

Dell Precision M6500 Mobile Workstation Details | Dell Canada

which does show it as a slot drive so there is nothing to open, you just put the disk in the slot and it pulls it in itself.
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11 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Stormy, the Dell link you provided gave me all the info I needed. The drive is now working. Thanks.
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