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Why must I always press the hardware eject button when a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc fails to read correctly? [closed]

The compact disc (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) has been around for at least two decades - and yet if my computer has a problem reading a disc it will continue spinning away until I physically eject the disc by ...
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5answers
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How to close the Optical Drive tray in Windows?

I've always wondered why Windows has an Eject option but doesn't include a corresponding Close / Close Tray option in the context menu of optical drives. Is there a way of closing the optical drive ...
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2answers
447 views

Is it safe to plug out external usb harddisk when logoff?

I've tried to eject an external drive but it just won't be ejected. I know it is safe to pull out the external drive when the machine is shutdown but this is a fileserver and I can't shut it down just ...
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2answers
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How to “Un-Eject” a USB Flash drive — Eject is easy (safely remove hardware), but what about Un-Eject or Reconnect?

There are times after I eject a USB Flash drive, I want to copy some more files over to the USB Flash drive. In this case, do I always need to unplug the drive and plug it back in? Is there a way to ...