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CD drawer opens by itself

by jb2wheeler / February 26, 2004 3:17 AM PST

Sony computer with WinXP Home, 1.4 Pentium 4 processer.I have a DVD player and a CD burner. I only have 256 memory and need 512 bad. Lately my burner drawer would not open sometime and if I rebooted it would open. Today it would not open at all. While searching Google I was not paying too much attention to what was going on until all of a sudden my DVD AND my CD drawers opened by themselves. I looked at the screen with more attention than I had been and a website was there that said they had control of my computer and that I needed to buy a program from them so no one else could do what they just did. I keep my antivirus updated and have Zonealarm. What happened? JB

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Re:CD drawer opens by itself
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 27, 2004 1:01 AM PST


Unfortunately, some website designers aren't very nice. You have experienced a website "intrusion". Here's a link to a website design discussion. You'll see your topic discussed in the lower section of the paper,number 2.22.:

Website DesignSome browsers (Internet Explorer specifically) have serious design flaws and can be used to play all kind of tricks. Opening CD drawers is a trick and basically harmless, but it does show that you haven't secured your browser well enough. In Internet Options, try setting your Internet "Scripting" and "ActiveX" to "prompt" or "disable" and you'll do better, but it also stops certain "agreeable" effects on webpages. It's your choice.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Re:CD drawer opens by itself
by jb2wheeler / February 27, 2004 5:49 AM PST

Thanks Grif. I`ll try it. JB

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Re:CD drawer opens by itself
by Cursorcowboy / February 28, 2004 12:52 AM PST
DVD player and a CD burner. Lately my burner drawer would not open sometime and if I rebooted it would open. Today it would not open at all.

You're not telling us what "software" you use for the burner, the burner information by make and model, nor procedures used for ejecting. I find on occasion that when certain startup programs load, anomalies can happen which can cause this. Usually, I'll do a key combination "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to see what is strange, or else to a key combination "Alt+Tab" to see if there is any running applications to progress through. I see something I don't want running, I close, and then see if the problem still exists. Otherwise, are you saying there is no option for the burner if you right-click the burner drive and select Eject - if it's there or that it simply doesn't work or you're pressing the button on the front of the drive and it doesn't respond?
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Re:Re:CD drawer opens by itself
by jb2wheeler / February 28, 2004 8:13 AM PST

Hello CC.My CD drawer is now working fine. Trouble is I dont know when it will start acting up again. I just push the button, I have not tried to right click and choose eject. I did not know you could do that. JB

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cd drive opens by itself
by felgir / February 14, 2013 9:27 PM PST

IBM desktop computer cd rom drive opens and close by itself contineusly.what shall i do to stop it?

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I unplug it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 12:21 AM PST

Later I'll look at replacements.

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