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Old IDE CD RW opening on its own.

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by Gamer_T, 18 Sep 2009.

  1. Gamer_T

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    Hi guys,

    One of my Dads old PC's has had this problem for a while but never really got around to looking in to it. But everytime the PC is on, the drive will keep opening and closing on its own.

    The first thing I thought was that it was some sort of virus or just a dodgy CD drive.

    What do you guys think it could be? And what software would you recommend for scanning? Would be nice if it was free.

    Cheers
     
  2. bledd

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    Sometimes they just break, was in a school yesterday with one that kept going in/out

    Do a virus scan using nod32 antivirus trial, if it's clean, then put in a new drive, they're £15 tops after all :)
     
  3. Gamer_T

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    I bought a drive earlier on as the old one is really old anyway so a new one can't really go a miss. I'll scan and then install new one. Cheers