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How on earth do you open CD drive in Windows 8?


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#1 nwarde

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:46 AM

There isn't a button on the drive! And it isn't even under "This PC". Really confused.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:49 AM

In Windows Explorer,

R-click the DVD drive..

Select Eject from the menu.


Edited by ElfBane, 24 October 2014 - 05:50 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:53 AM

Nevermind its called File Explorer in Windows 8.1...no CD drive is even listed on there....


Edited by nwarde, 24 October 2014 - 05:58 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:58 AM

Check the Device Manager,,, http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/device-manager-windows-8.htm .



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:35 PM

I did earlier. its not listed at all.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

Then it has totally failed or it isn't plugged in.

 

How about some background here? Make/model, or did you build it yourself? Has it ever worked? Is the machine under warranty? Inquiring minds want to know.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:21 PM

Seems to me the operating system should have nothng to do with whether or not your CD drive has a button.  My Win 8 Toshiba Satellite's CD drive certainly does, though it's quite small and difficult to see.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

What is the make and model of computer. Are you sure it's a CD or DVD drive and not a cover. My neighbor has brand new HP that doesn't have a CD/DVD drive. It only has USB ports. But one of the covers on the side looks like where a CD/DVD would be on an older laptop.

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