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Windows 7: CD/DVD-ROM makes weird noises when opening certain programmes.


31 Jan 2013   #1

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CD/DVD-ROM makes weird noises when opening certain programmes.

Hi,

I have an Asus laptop about 4 months-old and out of the sudden, the CD-Rom driver started to make a noise when I reboot, when windows loads into desktop and sometimes after about 3 minutes within windows loads completely. That's 3 noises everytime I reboot!

The BD-Rom driver also makes a noise the exact moment I open certain programmes such as windows disk desfragmentation or even when I open Counter-Strike.

The noise sounds exactly as if I inserted a disk in the driver, its not a weird sound or anything like that.

This is very strange which is why I would like to solve this and get your feedback as to why this noise started happening in the first place.


Rgrds,
conhaqu3

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31 Jan 2013   #2
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Is there by chance a disk in the drive? A driver is a piece of software, I assume you mean motor.
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31 Jan 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Is there by chance a disk in the drive? A driver is a piece of software, I assume you mean motor.
There's no disk in the drive, but the noise it makes is exactly the same as when I put a disk into the drive.
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31 Jan 2013   #4

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It happens everytime I turn the pc on, when the pc wakes from sleep mode and also from hibernation..it's almost as if the BD/DVD Rom drive is activated as I also can see the drive's green light flashing.
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31 Jan 2013   #5
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It's possibly looking for a bootable disk before it goes to the HDD. Go in your BIOS and set the HDD as the 1st boot device and try it.
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31 Jan 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's possibly looking for a bootable disk before it goes to the HDD. Go in your BIOS and set the HDD as the 1st boot device and try it.
But shouldn't it be set like that as default? I've never even accessed the BIOS Menu since I got this laptop...
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31 Jan 2013   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not necessarily, if you were to put in a bootable CD/DVD, you would want it to boot first. You'll have to check you BIOS. Has it always done this or did your bang it somehow?
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01 Feb 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Not necessarily, if you were to put in a bootable CD/DVD, you would want it to boot first. You'll have to check you BIOS. Has it always done this or did your bang it somehow?
I don't recall this happening in the beginning. Maybe after I did the system recovery dvd, that windows ask you to do when you first log on in your laptop, that this became happening.

I will now go to BIOS menu to see what it is set to boot.
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01 Feb 2013   #9

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I went there and it said the primary boot is set to be Hitachi54..something - I guess is the HDD - and as a second option it is set the CD/DVD drive.

I've watched closely and the drive made the noise when the Asus screen came up and also about 1 minute after the windows had logged completely.
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01 Feb 2013   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Boot order sounds OK. It may be a failing/failed CD/DVD drive too, although it should not run at every startup like that nor after Windows is booted.
I'll ask for more eyes on this.
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