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Windows 7: How do I prevent CD/DVD drive access on every file operation?

12 Mar 2013   #1
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I prevent CD/DVD drive access on every file operation?

I'm new to the forum - thanks for having me here

About a week ago I started noticing that the CD/DVD drive on my laptop was being accessed on just about every file open, save or browse operation. Please forgive me if I'm not using the right terminology. For example, if I save an image from a web page in Chrome, the CD drive attempts to spin up when the save dialog appears. This applies to saving or opening files in every application I use (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sublime Text, AIMP, etc.).

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Can I just disable it? I rarely use the DVD drive, in fact since I got the laptop at the end of last year, I've only opened the drive once.

I appreciate the help!


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12 Mar 2013   #2
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Sereby and welcome to the Forum. Not sure why your system keeps accessing the DVD drive but you will get lots of advice shortly. However, you mentioned that you have only used the DVD drive once since you bought the machine. Did you use it to make a set of RECOVERY DVD's? Manufacturers no longer ship Windows DVD's with new systems but they do provide a capability to BURN A SET directly from your machine. If you have not done so, this is the very first thing i would do. If your hard Drive were ever to fail, you could restore your system to Factory after installing a new Hard Drive.
Just a suggestion.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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12 Mar 2013   #3
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Oh, good point there! No, I didn't do that, and I'm glad you mentioned it. It's true, my system didn't come with recovery DVD's. Fortunately, it's been super stable - is it OK to make those now, after so many months of usage?

Thanks for the welcome!
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12 Mar 2013   #4
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, it's never too late. Do it now. It will probably take 3 to 5 DVD's to create the Recovery Set. I usually use DVD-R type DVD's. They seem to work the best. Take a look into the ASUS manual on your PC to see exactly how to access the creation program
I hope someone will jump in and try to solve your original comcern with constant DVD access.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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13 Mar 2013   #5
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, JohnnyA, I really appreciate the guidance! I hope someone jumps in for my original problem, too...
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01 Apr 2013   #6
rosevaldez

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There are softwares that can help you out on this issue. One that you can use is CopyNotify device control software. I recommend you to look at its product and features that it provides. I have been using this software for the last 5 years now. Works great for me. USB Blocker | USB Security Software | USB Lock Software | CopyNotify
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