Does anybody know how to make Windows 7 completely ignore the DvD drive? Since it is so rare that I even use it these days (and am actually considering unplugging it but want to try this first) it is becoming increasingly irritating for Windows to constantly check it. You know that bit of lag you get when you open an explorer window, or one of the menus as it tries to access anything that might be in the drive? Yea, that is what I am trying to get rid of.
I have disabled it in device manager but to my surprise I can still hear it click and attempt to wind up when I open explorer, and it causes slow downs that I can do without.
Any ideas how to make Win 7 ignore it unless I absolutely need access to it? Am also wondering if I can just leave it out in the BIOS but wanted to check the OS first.
Edited by RollTheBones, 04 January 2016 - 07:40 AM.