Windows 10: Hot to stop DVD drive noise when going to sleep

  1.    20 Sep 2015 #1

    Hot to stop DVD drive noise when going to sleep

    When the computer goes to sleep, it accesses the DVD drive (for some reason). It then makes a noise for a second or two, which is pretty annoying. Any way to stop this? It has no reason to even mess with the DVD drive. I think it is trying to see if there is a disk in there or something (maybe so it knows what to do when it wakes?)
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  2.    20 Sep 2015 #2

    Is there a disc in the drive? If there is then take it out.
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  3.    20 Sep 2015 #3

    No disk in the drive. I had to check though...was going to be like "duh"
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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       21 Sep 2015 #4

    The computer goes through a self check when shutting down and waking up, via Windows Device Manager. It sends a request to the IRQ for any devices, to make sure that they go to sleep as they should and when the computer wakes up, it does it again.
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  5.    22 Sep 2015 #5

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought something like this was the case. I guess the question is if there is anything that can be done about it. I might try another DVD drive if all else fails.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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       22 Sep 2015 #6

    If you hardly use that drive and it is a desktop, unplug it. I am sure that there is an inline switch out there, that can be used to shut the drive off.
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