1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 430
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       15 Jun 2015 #1

    DVD/cd writer cycling


    I run W8.1 and 10130 on the same desktop. They are on separate SSD's and only plugged in one at a time. When 10130 is in and idle, the DVD/CD will cycle meaning it tries to do a read. Last's about 5 seconds and repeats every 3 minutes. The tray is empty. W8.1 does not repeat this behavior. Weird or what!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       15 Jun 2015 #2

    meebers said: View Post
    I run W8.1 and 10130 on the same desktop. They are on separate SSD's and only plugged in one at a time. When 10130 is in and idle, the DVD/CD will cycle meaning it tries to do a read. Last's about 5 seconds and repeats every 3 minutes. The tray is empty. W8.1 does not repeat this behavior. Weird or what!
    What happens if you insert a disc?

    It sounds as though an install might not have finished and is looking for the disc. Either that or the drive letter assigned to the Optical drive is referenced by a program (libraries, environment variables, any number of things).

    Try inserting the Win10 DVD (if that's how you installed Win10) - see if any dialog window pops up.
    Try inserting a blank R-W disc - is there a burn waiting?

    Also look at your environment variables
    Launch a command prompt and type

    Set

    Look for any references to the Optical drive letter.

    You can also check your Services and Startup items - it's a mystery.
    Run [ msconfig ]

    Any folder included in a library on the DVD drive letter?

    You might also try just changing the DVD drive letter in Disk Management.
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