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The DVD-rom on my wifes computer keeps opening and closing constantly. It just started today.
I downloaded a Virus scanner and scanned her computer, 2 trojans popped up and the scanner said that it cleaned them off successfully.
However the CD is still opening and closing, and the big problem that makes me wonder if this is not the drive is it does it as soon as you power up the computer, while its counting up the ram and everything.
Now I've heard of Cmos virus and everything else but im just not sure, what are some of your thoughts?
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I am leaning towards bad hardware. I would test it though - try removing it and putting it in another PC to see if it continues to do this.

I've never heard of a virus that would do this at POST (power on self test).



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I'd be willing to be the eject button is somehow being constantly engaged. Normally I'd look for something leaning against it, but if you've spent any time troubleshooting it that's probably not the case.

You might turn your computer off and see whether you can "feel" it engage when you push it. If you can't, it's probably blocked by something. If you can, it's either not the button or it's internal and electronic.




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Yeah, that's where I was going after proving it was hardware related I'm still concerned that your wife had two trojans on her PC though. Have you considered putting a firewall on her machine?

XP SP2 has a firewall. If you are on an earlier OS, try Zone Alarm - it has a free download version.



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I think its the kids downloading stuff and going to all the teen age websites and god only knows what else.
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I had a similar issue about two months ago. Turned out that the DVD-ROM had indeed croaked.

Guru - Does the freeware version of Zone Alarm get updated? I've been using Black Ice, and am getting frustrated with its inability to remember "baseline" programs that it should always allow to run.
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The freeware has a new version a couple of times a month, but you seem to have to start over from scratch each time.

I'm not 100% behind Zone Alarm, but it's better than running without any firewall.



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I used Kerio Personal Firewall for a while and it seemed pretty decent.
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