Prevent computer from spinning up CD drive when using windows explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kevin Ar18, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Whenever I view the drives on my computer via Windows Explorer, a save menu, etc..., it will pause for a little bit and wait for my CD drive to spin up before continuing.

    Is there any way to prevent it from doing this?
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    removing the cd from the cd rom drive helps for me.
     
  3. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Unfortunately, I need a software solution since I don't want to remove the CD from the drive.
     
  4. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    haha, well then you are in some trouble, because it has to read the cd to tell you what it is in the drive.. ( i am 99.9999% sure on this one)
    example: it says "G:ut2k4" or what ever next to it..
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    It should only have to do that once. Then it remembers what cd's/dvd's are in there until it gets a notification that the drive door has been opened.