Windows 10: Pressing eject button on laptop DVD drive locks up Windows 10 Ent Solved

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  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    Pressing eject button on laptop DVD drive locks up Windows 10 Ent

    When I press the physical eject button on my laptops DVD drive Windows 10 completely locks up. Tray doesn't open either. Frozen cursor, ctrl alt del does nothing. I have to force a shutdown by holding the power button down. Going to My PC, right clicking the drive and selecting eject does work though. ASUS K65DE running Windows 10 Enterprise, clean install several months ago. Almost never use the optical drive so only just noticed this recently. Other than this Windows runs normally and the drive is usable. Device manager shows nothing out of the ordinary. Worked fine in Windows 8.1. Stock Windows supplied drivers used on all hardware. I haven't got a clue what to look at or where to go with this issue? I debated whether to post it here or in the software section.
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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2

    Sounds like a driver issue or maybe needs a firmware upgrade for the dvd drive. Get the DVD model number from Device Manager and go to the drive mfg web site and look for a firmware upgrade.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3

    I'm on it, Google is just throwing up those garbage driver finder program sites though. It's a Matshita dvd-ram uj8c0 according to Device Manager. I'll keep looking though.
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4

    Another alternative, if you don't really use the dvd drive, there are hard drive caddies available that fit in the laptop dvd slot and allow you to install a 2nd hard drive in the laptop.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5

    It has dual drive bays, 17.3 inch screen. I already have 2 SSD drives in it. The DVD drive is usable, I just have to remember not to press the eject button. I hardly ever use it to be honest. I'd still like to sort it out if possible though.
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  6.    07 Sep 2015 #6

    I would also check and make sure the laptop has the latest bios from the mfg.
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  7.    07 Sep 2015 #7

    Just did that and flashed to newest BIOS via BIOS easy flash utility. It updated and verified. Laptop won't boot up now and I can't get into the BIOS. I've gone from bad to worse now. I've flashed it this way before with no issues. Time to contact ASUS tech support, not looking forward to that. All I get now is the ASUS logo flashing up over and over. I have to hold the power button down to get out of it. It's out of warranty now so looks like I bricked it.
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  8.    07 Sep 2015 #8

    I think I have it working again? It would not boot with my second SSD drive plugged in for some reason? I removed it, reinstalled (clean install)10 Pro on the first drive. Laptop booted Ok. Plugged the second drive in and no go, it just flashed the ASUS logo over and over. Took the drive back out and did a clean on it from my desktop PC. Plugged it back in and laptop booted up. I just formatted it and am coping my Data back to it from my external drive. Then I'll reboot and cross my fingers. Maybe the lockups, and forced shutdowns from the eject button messed things up? Time will tell. Right now I need a drink, as in alcoholic beverage.
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  9.    07 Sep 2015 #9

    Everything seems to be back to normal now, except the eject button, still locks up Windows when I press it. I'm now running 10 Pro clean install. It looks like Matshita was taken over by Toshiba. I didn't get anywhere on the Toshiba site. At a dead end for now. Just have to remember not to press the eject button.
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       07 Sep 2015 #10

    Try the free version of Auslogics Driver Updated I have the paid version but recommended the Free Version to some one today and it cured their driver problem they had
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