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Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I tried installing a fresh version of Windows after not being able to run a repair console. The fresh installation of Windows handles the disc burning properly. So it may be, as suggested, something wrong with how Windows is communicating with ATAPI devices.
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Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
A sys prep probably would be the next step in that same effort. I'll take a look.
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
What we discussed was that perhaps when I went from IDE to RAID it confused Windows somehow and is no longer properly communicating with ATAPI devices as it should. What I'm going to try and do is run some system recovery tools using my Windows 7 disc, and if that doesn't help, try installing Windows fresh to see if it fixes the way Windows' HAL is setup. That may help give me some leads.
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
let us continue this discussion in chat
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
If it won't make a difference then I wouldn't bother. I had to change from IDE to RAID when I set up RAID after the fact, which was a hassle. I don't want to do that again if I can help it. :)
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I just updated my BIOS and had a look through. There's three options for the SATA mode-IDE, RAID, and AHCI. I've had it in RAID mode all this time (because of my RAID0 setup). Would it be more desirable if it was in AHCI mode? By the way, the BIOS update did nothing, as well as the chipset driver update. Both my drives act the same and are on two different SATA channels, obviously. Same controller/
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
Also, I am using 2 hard drives in RAID0 so it's in RAID mode (AHCI, then, I would suspect), not IDE.
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I believe I tried that initially and it didn't make a difference. I unplugged one of the drives, booted, shut down, plugged it back in, and booted again, as I mentioned before, and it didn't change anything, either.
Jan
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
@Karel Even if I exit the program it will not release the drive tray. The resource is locked on an OS level (it seems) and just never gets unlocked.
Dec
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I checked and there are no manufacturer drivers provided for these drives, and the Windows drivers that are installed (provided by Microsoft) are definitely up to date.
Dec
30
comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I checked this and they are Microsoft drivers (and the latest ones available), and the devices are installed properly. I'll look at installing a manufacturer driver.
Dec
30
comment Is there a technical reason why 32-bit windows is limited to 4Gb of RAM?
There is actually no difference in price between the 32-bit version of Windows and the 64-bit version of Windows (within the same tier). So a clever marketing ploy wouldn't even make sense as an excuse.
Dec
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Dec
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
Well, I was able to get into a Kubuntu LiveCD and tried burning an audio CD using k3b, and it worked. It was only a single track, but it burned it quickly, and ejected the disc at the end. So it appears that it's a Windows issue, and not a hardware problem. I'll add this info to the main question, too.
Dec
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
Yes it does, as far as I know. I've tested it lately with music CDs but burning video DVDs have reproduced the same situation. That's a good idea. Unfortunately my previous attempts to load Ubuntu using Wubi were met with errors. I'll see if a LiveCD is good enough, though.
Dec
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
@JourneymanGeek I haven't tried those (I'm using Memorex discs) and I have no idea why it would make a difference but I'll give it a go. It is a Lite-On drive and they make discs too so I'll try those.
Dec
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comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
I've used all sorts of burning software. It doesn't matter what I use, this always happens.