Right now I have a DVD in my laptop drive and the computer is hard at work trying to pry some readable bits from it. Judging by the sound of it, it is utterly failing.
But while I realize the futility of this current endeavor, my computer does not an will happily continue to inspect the disk for the rest of the week.
Now I would like to lift this burden from his metaphorical shoulders by just ejecting the DVD. However, the laptop sports a flashy slot-in DVD drive which sadly lacks an eject button. I know I could eject the DVD using the explorer but selecting the DVD in explorer will crash explorer. I also have a keyboard button that is supposed to eject disks, but right now it is not accomplishing anything.
So, is there any way of relieving the poor laptop of this thankless task or is my only option a restart?
Edit: Just waiting solved the issue. After about 20 minutes of dedicated concentration, the laptop finally gave up on the disk and disgustedly spat it out.