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HELP - poltergeist in cd drawer!

mark2uk 12 795 8 England
5 Oct 2007 4:05PM
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 15 8.2k 1 England
5 Oct 2007 4:25PM

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

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

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 4:29PM

Quote:PC is nearly 6 years old

Time for a new one....
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
5 Oct 2007 4:43PM
What does the Device Manager say?
mark2uk 12 795 8 England
5 Oct 2007 4:52PM
Nothing of any use.

Quote:This device is working properly.

Any thing else I can look at?
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
5 Oct 2007 5:53PM
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 11 82 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 7:20PM
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 14 17.9k 8 Norway
5 Oct 2007 7:49PM
Not the case on my machine... clean as a whistle.

MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
5 Oct 2007 10:27PM
You said it yourself - it's a poltergeist.

Live with it.
mark2uk 12 795 8 England
6 Oct 2007 9:31AM
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?

Mark Sad
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2007 6:33PM
Are you using a router and if so is it password protected?
Just possible that some numpty is playing silly beggars


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