Windows 7 takes too long to eject DVD disc

September 9, 2015 at 02:04:33
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 Quad, 2.67 GHz, 3 GB
I have a strange problem with Windows. I have 2 DVD drives in my system. Whenever I open up one of them and close the tray, I'm unable to immediately eject it. After about 2-4 minutes, it will finally open. I know that the drives aren't the problem because one of them is a brand new BD-RE (installed a few days ago). In fact, I was having this problem before I installed the new drive. If I open up Computer, right-click either of those drives, then I have to wait several minutes for the menu to come up that shows "Eject". (I can right-click hard drives or network drives and the menu immediately opens up.) What could the problem be? Why does it take so long to access these drives? I already made sure that the cables weren't loose. If it helps, all of the hard drives and optical drives are SATA and set up as Ultra DMA-5 in the BIOS. This is the new drive: LG WH16NS40.

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#1
September 9, 2015 at 07:36:35
I hope the answer to this problem will include the actual cause
and a real fix, not just a workaround, which is probably easier
to come up with.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
September 9, 2015 at 09:35:26
"If it helps, all of the hard drives and optical drives are SATA and set up as Ultra DMA-5 in the BIOS"

I'm guessing you don't have the ACHI enabled.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread...


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#3
September 9, 2015 at 10:51:03
To comment on #2 above, if you are running SATA drives in DMA mode you are using IDE compatibility mode.

Do you have any ATA/IDE drives installed in the system? Are you using on the motherboard drive controllers?

If you are running your boot SATA hard drive in IDE compatibility mode, changing it to ACHI may prevent the system from booting to Windows. You may need to perform a repair after enabling ACHI in the BIOS.

Just looked a riider's link and it addresses the issue I just mentioned.


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