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CD Drive doesn't eject


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My CD/DVD Combo drive didn't eject a CD R/W, not from the button or responding to various Eject commands, from "My Computer", Manage, etc. This oddity just occurred today when I was backing up Quicken data to a CD R/W for backup. Hey, I learned about the little hole that one can stick a paper clip through from your blog. Anyway, a program called Direct CD, from Roxio is the secret, FOR ME. If that program is not running the CD is STUCK. If I start Direct CD, then the CD drive ejects from the button just fine. Anyone got a clue why this is?
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The program uses a software eject.
Pressing the button is hardware eject, and if the button is damaged, worn or whatever, it won't eject.
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Hi, Neil, this is pretty cool. The button works, the hardware eject, if and only if, the program DirectCD is running.
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