Solved CD won't eject. Help, please?

August 22, 2005 at 05:31:35
Specs: WinXP (SP2), 2.6GHZ / 512MB

Everything was working fine up until yesterday, and now a CD is stuck in my CD R/W drive!

The CD is a "The Sims" expansion pack CD and whenever I press the eject button, it just goes into autoplay mode and tries to load the game. I also right-clicked the drive icon and selected "eject CD" but that didn't work.

Finally, I restarted my computer, which didn't help the situation either. Why won't the CD eject? Is there something I can do to force it to? Thanks in advance for the support as this has gotten to be quite annoying.

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August 22, 2005 at 05:39:30
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2 ways

1-Restart computer and try to eject while it's powering down and also when it's powering up.Usually works.

2-Turn computer off and with a straightened paperclip you can use the tiny hole at the front of the drive to manually eject CD.


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August 22, 2005 at 06:54:46

Thanks for the quick response, indigian. I felt like I was loosing my mind. :-)

I tried the pinhole trick, but I must have done it wrong because it didn't do anything. Then again, I didn't power down the computer first, either.

The end result is that I was able to eject my CD. Here's how:

First, I searched the internet for tips and tricks as to what I could do. Computing.net was obviously a resource. :-) I use ctr+alt+del and made sure their wasn't any programs "secretly" using my CD drive in the background.

After closing any unnecessary programs, I actually loaded Sonic RecordNow, burning software, and clicked the program's "eject now" icon. RecordNow was NOT using my drive in the background, but I thought it might be able to take prescedence over whatever my drive was trying to do.

Thanks again. Hope this info helps someone else who might be experiencing this sort of problem.

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