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    CD-DVD Eject

    Any utility out there to eject CD in window 7 world where PC is place it's kind of a rough program to open/close CD drive.

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    While in Explorer, right click on the CD/DVD drive and select Eject from the context menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    While in Explorer, right click on the CD/DVD drive and select Eject from the context menu.
    Ok the only way I could get it to eject was in Devices and printers by right clicking the PC and there was an eject there clicking that opened it but would not close it.

    Ok, I always like to use the one step forward 2 steps backward routine. I hunted up my CD-DVD drive and put a shortcut on desktop and at least now I can eject but it does not close. So I got the job half way done. It would be easier if the eject button on computer was larger cause it's almost like using braille to find button to open/close drive.
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    To close the tray - give the CD tray a slight nudge and it will close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfspry View Post
    To close the tray - give the CD tray a slight nudge and it will close.
    Normally not a problem but this Acer PC is small and when you push you got to hold PC with one hand and nudge with other hand because it moves if you don't.

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    Now I googled CD utility and got none that would work on Windows 7 and now I have 2, love this forum. I will get back after trying one or both cause you just never know about what possible glitch can jump up, Murphy's Law runs rampant here.

    Ok when I extracted utility it then told me I had to got to a temp file well in XP you right click start and click on explore and you are at the meat/potatoes I can't even find that on windows 7, look at my name should explain my problem
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    Well it took me a while to get my ducks in a row but I downloaded Nircmd and I now have Desktop shortcuts for opening and closing my CD player. Good day today as I can not only have a CD that operates properly, I also have shortcuts to enable/disable my Broadband connection.

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    I put a shortcut to my DVD Drive onto my desktop. Now when I right click on the shortcut, there is an eject option.
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    Yes I tried that but it was still a 2 click operation, one click opened up a window that asked me if I wanted to open CD which I I thought was kinda stupid because why would I click on it in the 1st place. It also appears opening isn't the problem, it's the closing that appears to have fallen awry.

    I've only tried open/shut 5 times but all appears good.

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