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25-04-2002, 09:48 PM
I've had CD-RW installed for over a year and have had no problems. Recently the CD-RW started to open and close all by itself, even when I wasn't using it!

A majority of the time it's seems to start when I've connected to the net. However it will still continue opening and closing once discinnected from the net. I get to the stage of shuting the computer down as to drives me nuts!! what's worse is that it sometimes continues opening and closing even after re-booting.

HELP PLEASE.

25-04-2002, 09:59 PM
Sounds like either a virus or a hacker taking over.
Get a firewall * run a virus check asap

26-04-2002, 10:23 AM
i had this problem with a PC at work i was fixing. as soon as i turned it on it just starts opening and closing randomly (with short intervals).
im pretty sure it is the power supply as the user said their computer might be dead because of a power spike...

i ruled out a virus cause it does it as soon as there is power going to the cdrom. (pre OS loading).

maybe it could be a virus thou, if its only happening in windows...