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When I type Win+E to run Explorer, it takes several seconds to appear. The main reason seems to be because the cdrom wakes up. Is there a way to avoid that?

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You need to install a 1 megawatt motor or higher in the CD drive so it can spin up in a few milliseconds </sarc> –  Nathan Feb 14 '12 at 23:05
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You could unassign the drive letter from it through diskmgmt.msc or mountvol (and then assign to C:\Media\CD-ROM, for example).

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It's a true annoyance, easiest way is to not leave a CD in it, it shouldn't spin up if it is empty.

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