View Full Version : CD-RW constant read

11-28-02, 03:18 PM
Hey guys, I am having a problem with the CD-RW at my parents.

When I am just sitting here not doing anything, it sounds like it is trying to read a CD all the time. There isn't even a CD in the tray.

Any ideas?

Specs: HP Cdwriteer 9700 series | XP Pro


11-28-02, 04:02 PM
Do you have conflicting burning software?

Try disabling direct cd at startup.

I'm just grabbing at strings here, but it can't hurt to check. Good luck. :)

11-29-02, 03:00 AM
I had an HP 8x and it sucked. although I didnt have your problem, my friend has an HP 16x and it does something like that.

I agree 100% with jr though. I was able to have roxio and nero's isntalled by turned everything related to burning, however much it might seem like you need such things... even services.exe related burning th8ings can be turned off.

if that doesnt work, check out firmware updates.

if that doesnt work, try blowing some air in there. could be dirty.

if that doesnt work, i'm sure we can come up with something else.