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Windows 7: How do I fix my DVD/CD drive from constantly checking for discs?

27 Jun 2012   #1
dswhite85

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How do I fix my DVD/CD drive from constantly checking for discs?

The Offender DVD/CD Drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8A2ASW

Hey I really need some help or some insight into this problem, I can hardly find anything about it online.

Computer:
Asus u56e laptop, windows 7 64bit.

Whenever I open up itunes, or I open up winamp, or I open up any AUDIO/DISC related program, my CD drive makes a clunking noise, and checks to see if a disc is in there. The little CD symbol next to my mouse shows up, and then it stops.

This happens EVERY time i open winamp, and every time i open itunes.
Whats worse about itunes, is it checks the CD drive every 3-4 minutes while itunes is open. Its VERY annoying because when it does this, it freezes iTunes for a second or two.

It also does the disc-check, every time I wake up from sleep mode.
Ive had to stop using itunes complletely because of this.

Oh yea, and my DISC DRIVE IS EMPTY. There is NO disc in the drive ANY time this happens.

Please any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance!


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27 Jun 2012   #2
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does the drive work okay otherwise? Plays/burns discs, etc?
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27 Jun 2012   #3
dswhite85

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I actually don't know if it plays or writes, I use Netflix for movies and iPod for music in my car. I don't have any black CDs or DVD movies lying around otherwise I would try that. I've seen it on a few other forums that's not just a problem with my Asus
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28 Jun 2012   #4
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dswhite85 View Post
I actually don't know if it plays or writes, I use Netflix for movies and iPod for music in my car. I don't have any black CDs or DVD movies lying around otherwise I would try that. I've seen it on a few other forums that's not just a problem with my Asus
The reason I ask is that it sounds like the app is getting random updates on drive status. Almost like the OS is seeing a change in drive status, like disconnects and subsequent reconnects.

It may be worthwhile to see what Device Manager has to say about the drive.
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28 Jun 2012   #5
dswhite85

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It says its working properly and I have the latest drivers for it too
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28 Jun 2012   #6
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you get hold of a disc that you can stick in there to see if it works?
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