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nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 05:06 AM
Through the day my laptop randomly stars to access the DVD drive, I wonder why is it doing this, anyone else having this or could help me to find the source?

warryabel
04-16-2016, 05:30 AM
ive the same...solution open dvd and let it open:(

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 06:08 AM
It's not that bothering, I just want to know what is doing it, it seems to be random

hexaae
04-16-2016, 06:48 AM
Probably a bug in Intel chipset drivers with power save. Happens on many notebooks including G751JY and G752VY

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 07:43 AM
thank you for the reply

Sanctrum
04-16-2016, 07:53 AM
It happens ALWAYS when Nvidia Geforce Exeprience gets the update.

Probably other updates are triggering this too.

Regards

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 08:12 AM
I wonder if there is an utility to check what is accessing it

mintys1
04-16-2016, 09:09 AM
Through the day my laptop randomly stars to access the DVD drive, I wonder why is it doing this, anyone else having this or could help me to find the source?

I have had this issue on a few laptops... I used to think it was to do with iTunes randomly accessing the drive...
My solution was to go to device manager and disable the drive as it was seldomly used anyway :):)

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 09:22 AM
Right now I uninstalled Geforce Experience to see if that 'fixes' it if not I will also disable it or replace with an optical bay caddy that I have laying around, I don't use DVDs since like 2013 anyway xD

Gps3dx
04-16-2016, 10:57 AM
every time you open windows explorer it searches for all the devices, inc optical.
thus, any time you "save as" a file from anywhere, is uses windows explorer.
The simple action to do if you can't find the root cause for it, is to disable the Optical device in device manager ( think... are you really using it every day ? )

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 12:12 PM
yeah, I just disabled it, I don't use it at all, and probably never will

hexaae
04-16-2016, 01:45 PM
It happens ALWAYS when Nvidia Geforce Exeprience gets the update.
Probably other updates are triggering this too.

Since it's probably a Intel driver issue with internal power saving hack, it may happen with all programs that inquiry the system about available devices, including some installers, programs asking for paths, monitor programs like HWiNfo etc.
Probably it accidentally gets waken up from low power mode state because of that API call, when asking what devices are available in your sys.

nemerdekel
04-16-2016, 02:09 PM
true, I have had it happen while installing different applications so I can confirm that part

nemerdekel
04-23-2016, 06:52 AM
So today I re-installed the geforce experience and surprise it started to randomly access the DVD again, even when it is DISABLED... strange. I got rid of it, I don't use it anyway and I do my updates manually.