Why do my CD drives spin up randomly

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  1. Axlerod

    Axlerod Grammar Police

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    and cause my system to freeze for 3 or 4 seconds?

    Happening for a like a week now, never happened before.

    I've uninstalled all the recent programs I've installed, and looked for anything that would search for things on CDs.... I got nothing...

    any help?
     
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    Is it when your on AIM, there's exploits for that. Or it's a virus.
     
  3. I've only seen exploits to open/close the cd ROM, ya sure about that?
     
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    Do you have a disc in the drive? Take it out and it shouldn't spin up.
     
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    if something tries to access the volume, it will spin/seek.
     
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    Windows will sometimes spin up the drive to recognize the disc, so that if you try to load something that shows "my computer" and your cd drives, the name of the disc will be there automatically, instead of having to wait for it to spin up the drive then.

    But it shouldnt freeze anything.
     
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    Yep, for instance you open up My Computer, Windows Explorer, Save a File in Word. Those will all do it. Take the CD out and your problems are solved.

    It is spinning/seeking to read the volume to show you details of the disc.
     
  8. Axlerod

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    Nope, like I said, had never doen this before. Doesn't matter if there is a CD in the drive or not, and there are no alien process running, or startup entries.

    Happens when I am doing nothing else, besides perhaps surfing OT, or listening to music (which is why it's annoying, 3-4 skip in each song).

    One of the drives will make a small click noise (pretty sure it's not an HDD making it, have had that happen before) then both drives will flash green for a couple seconds, whether they are empty or have a CD in.

    I've disabled my drives in Device Manager, and it's stopped for now... I hope this isnt the only solution.

    Does anyone know if you can look to see what programs are trying to do what at any given point of time?
     
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    I didn't think the drive could actually spin up without a disc in the drive?
     
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    Yeah I doubt that it is spinning with out a disc in the drive. I really would guess it to be the hard disk.
     
  11. Axlerod

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    Ok, I dont mean literally spinning up, I mean it tries to access the disc, whether there is one in there or not. The lights on the front of each drive flash green for a few seconds.

    The hard drives may be spinning up as well, but I have no strange sounds from them, or any troubles reading any data. Not to mention that the problem has stopped since I disabled the CD drives
     

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