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DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer

  1. #1


    com64 Guest

    DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer

    Whoever at microsoft came up with this 'feature' should be shot. I've hunted
    and hunted for a way out of this but can't come up with anything.

    The problem is this: whenever I click on a DVD drive in explorer, the damn
    tray door opens. Because I have doors on my computer, this basically damages
    the tray and is an all-around annoyance. If I'm going to put a disc in I'll
    use the button on the drive, thanks.

    Anybody know of a fix for this?

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  2. #2


    propman Guest

    Re: DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer

    com64 wrote:

    > Whoever at microsoft came up with this 'feature' should be shot. I've hunted
    > and hunted for a way out of this but can't come up with anything.
    >
    > The problem is this: whenever I click on a DVD drive in explorer, the damn
    > tray door opens. Because I have doors on my computer, this basically damages
    > the tray and is an all-around annoyance. If I'm going to put a disc in I'll
    > use the button on the drive, thanks.
    >
    > Anybody know of a fix for this?

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...-open-feature/

    Vista will only open your CD-RW and DVD RW drive automatically if there
    is no disc been inserted yet. If you want to disable this feature, there
    is a trick to disable or turn off Windows Vista auto eject function, by
    disabling Windows Vista built-in CD/DVD burning feature, which does not
    affect ability to burn disc using third party program or burning engine.

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  3. #3


    com64 Guest

    Re: DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer



    "propman" wrote:

    > com64 wrote:

    > > Whoever at microsoft came up with this 'feature' should be shot. I've hunted
    > > and hunted for a way out of this but can't come up with anything.
    > >
    > > The problem is this: whenever I click on a DVD drive in explorer, the damn
    > > tray door opens. Because I have doors on my computer, this basically damages
    > > the tray and is an all-around annoyance. If I'm going to put a disc in I'll
    > > use the button on the drive, thanks.
    > >
    > > Anybody know of a fix for this?
    >
    >
    > http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...-open-feature/
    >
    > Vista will only open your CD-RW and DVD RW drive automatically if there
    > is no disc been inserted yet. If you want to disable this feature, there
    > is a trick to disable or turn off Windows Vista auto eject function, by
    > disabling Windows Vista built-in CD/DVD burning feature, which does not
    > affect ability to burn disc using third party program or burning engine.
    >

    Thanks! Works a treat :0) I never used Vista's burn 'feature' anyway (who
    know's where MS's noses are nowadays?)

    For anybody who can't be bothered following the link or translating the bad
    english, here's the short way:

    1. Run gpedit.msc (Group Policy Editor)
    2. Local Group Policy-->User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->
    Windows Components-->Windows Explorer
    3. Double click on 'Remove CD burning features'
    4. Select 'Enabled', click OK
    5. Restart computer or log off and log on again
    6. To reset, change back to 'Not Configured' or 'Disabled'

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  4. #4


    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 1
    vista home premium 32bit
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    Re: DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer

    i do use vistas burn feature,so how do i disable auto eject after burning? thanks bobt

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DVD drive tray opens when clicked in Explorer

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