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Windows 7: Optical drive clicks twice when starting video on hard drive-

18 Oct 2012   #1

Home Premium x64
 
 
Optical drive clicks twice when starting video on hard drive-

Almost new Inspiron 5720- Home Premium. i7 quad.

After installing three or four updates yesterday my laptop now clicks the optical drive a couple of times as I start any video or music file on the hard drive. Not a fatal flaw, but, very irritating just the same. Did a system restore to the morning before the updates- same behavior remains. Installed updates again, removed them one at a time, same thing. Restored to over a week ago, same behavior! What is up with this clicking. The files start and play immediately, no problem there, I'd just like the optical drive to mind it's own business. Movie discs play fine, burns stuff fine, just go to your corner and SHUT UP!! Any ideas>>???


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21 Oct 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Is it a Laptop?
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22 Oct 2012   #3

Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes- Looking around, I find that this is common and no one has a clue... esp Dell.
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22 Oct 2012   #4

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

It sounds like the drive is failing.
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22 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
It sounds like the drive is failing.

Agreed. It also could be something stuck in the drive...lent, paper, metal shavings, loose wireing.
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22 Oct 2012   #6

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Have you updated the driver's firmware? You might want to give that a try too.
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24 Oct 2012   #7

Home Premium x64
 
 

There is nothing in the drive-there is no firmware update for it, the laptop is new, it works perfectly, it just clicks like it would like to be the preferred device during playback- even if the video is on the hard drive-- If i revert back (IE nuke the drive and reinstall from the Dell DVD- it doesn't do it until after all drivers and setups are done, no other codec pkgs installed, and all of a sudden WMP starts doing this click thing. If I install K-Lite Mega pack, and use Media Player Classic -Home Cinema, the drive doesn't click every time. So I figure it's something in the registry related to device priority and foreground/background stuff. But I can't find it. I have gone to several stores and played with their display laptops (4 or 5 brands all told) plugged in a flash drive and play a video off of it-guess what, lots of them do the same thing.... It's actually kind of fun bugging the sales help with 'Why does this do this?'
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