Why does my optical drive spin up every 10 seconds then quit

April 27, 2019 at 22:46:50
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7 3.5GHz/32gb DDR3
Okay... i keep a DVD-RAM Disc in both my Blu-ray Drive and my DVD Drive... i am treating both Disc as if they were Thumb Drives in a way.. a 4.7GB thumb drive. ...That's re-writable.. i think that's pretty cool. Anyway... i've been doing this for a year or more.. but for the past week or so....
One of the drives.. i think it's the Blu-ray drive keeps spinning up like every 10 seconds.. like it's reading the Disc for 6 or 7 seconds and then it stops... and then about 10 or 12 seconds.. it spins up again and starts the whole thing all over again...... Whew!!!! Please Help!!!
Thanks, David, ThunderBoyDavid

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#1
April 28, 2019 at 01:13:22
Go into Device Manager, right click on the device > Uninstall device.
Reboot & it will reinstall.
See if it behaves.

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April 28, 2019 at 02:34:37
Use Resource Manager to check what files are open on the Blu-ray drive. This will be a start in determining where the problem lies.

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#3
April 28, 2019 at 08:50:59
"i think that's pretty cool"

I think it's kind of an odd way to handle storage.


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#4
April 28, 2019 at 09:09:08
What kind of data are you storing on the discs? Are you just storing files like pictures and documents or are you installing programs on you computer and using the drive as the installed location of the program?

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#5
April 28, 2019 at 11:43:42
Likely you have software periodically polling the drive or trying to access it--probably software installed from that drive and that is running in the background.

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#6
April 28, 2019 at 11:55:34
i am keeping backups of Brutal Doom Install Folders. The Folders have Brutal Doom with various HUDs and Various Game WADs + Custom Maps... So there are many folders. Plus there are folders for each version of Brutal Doom. But there should be nothing running from the Disc. All the Folders are ZIPPED.
OH.. So far the other Disc is holding Heretic and Hexen with custom add-ons plus custom maps.
Thanks Everybody for all the Info!!! It all Really Helps!!!, Thanks, David, ThunderBoyDavid

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#7
April 28, 2019 at 14:30:18
DOOM, Heretic, and Hexen?? All 1st person shooters from the 90's. I still have the original boxes & floppies for all them.

I still don't understand why you're doing what you're doing. Care to enlighten us?


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#8
April 28, 2019 at 20:49:26
I recommend installing a second internal hard drive or even a third, one for back ups and one for additional storage.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
April 30, 2019 at 07:41:30
I skipped Burning Blu-Ray disks but i assume DVD and Blu-Ray burners both have the same maintenance issues. DVD burners are prone to soot up on the laser lense. The result is usually a burned disk with reading errors due to weak burned pits. Additionally, the lasers themselves can get weaker, resulting in spotty data integrity. For these reasons I don't think using optical burners like a hard drive is a good idea.

As was suggested above, best to use an additional internal or external hard drive for your purposes.


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