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    mark2uk
    mark2uk  8739 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Oct 2007 - 4:05 PM

    Seriously, my CD drawer keeps opening and closing by itself, while it does this sometimes the computer seems to lock up. Been happening for the past few days.
    Zone alarm hasn't found anything.

    I'm not a computer techy, I can use software but the PC itself is a black art to me.

    Can anyone help me.........Please

    PC is nearly 6 years old
    I have tried to look for answers on the world wide webby but everything keeps stopping !
    Has taken me half hour to get this far.

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    Kris_Dutson
    5 Oct 2007 - 4:25 PM


    Quote: My CD drawer keeps opening and closing by itself......Zone alarm hasn't found anything

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    Zone Alarm is opening it up looking for an infected disc - damn clever these virus checkers.

    Wink

    Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 5 Oct 2007 - 4:27 PM
    CathyT
    CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Oct 2007 - 4:29 PM


    Quote: PC is nearly 6 years old

    Time for a new one....

    User_Removed
    5 Oct 2007 - 4:43 PM

    What does the Device Manager say?

    mark2uk
    mark2uk  8739 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Oct 2007 - 4:52 PM

    Nothing of any use.

    Quote: This device is working properly.

    Any thing else I can look at?

    User_Removed
    5 Oct 2007 - 5:53 PM

    Sorry Mark - had to pop out...

    I have a similar situation that occurs after I've been burning media using Nero. What burning software are you using? If it's possible, try de-installing the CD burning software and see if the symptom continues. If it does, then it may be a driver problem. If the problem goes away, then see what happens after re-installing the CD burning software.

    ( Where's Vince when you need 'im!! Wink )

    veggiesosage
    5 Oct 2007 - 7:20 PM

    I was reading one of the AV sites (think it was Kaspersky) and it said this was a common symptom of a virus. Is your AV software up todate?

    User_Removed
    5 Oct 2007 - 7:49 PM

    Not the case on my machine... clean as a whistle.

    Smile

    MeanGreeny
    5 Oct 2007 - 10:27 PM

    You said it yourself - it's a poltergeist.

    Live with it.

    mark2uk
    mark2uk  8739 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Oct 2007 - 9:31 AM

    Sorry had to abandon the machine last night and go and do "family"!

    AV fully up to date, machine clean.

    Off out again this morning. When I get a chance I will de-install the CD burning software as per your suggestion Mike. And it is Nero I use.

    Oh there you go, CD drawer just started opening and closing by itself. PC has been on for an hour, I've been online 2 minutes - do you think its related?

    Thanks
    Mark Sad

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Oct 2007 - 6:33 PM

    Are you using a router and if so is it password protected?
    Just possible that some numpty is playing silly beggars

    Adrian

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