Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ejecting a Slot Load CD

I found myself in a rather ironic predicament. I was trying to be proactive and burning a Windows recovery CD. I put a blank CD in the drive and while Windows was creating the recovery CD... it crashed.

After this, I was not able to remove the CD from the laptop. The eject button did not do anything. The eject option on the drive in Windows Explorer did not do anything. And there was no mechanical button to forcibly eject the CD like there is for some tray-based CD devices.

I was able to eject the CD by doing the following:
1. Shut down the computer
2. Start the computer
3. Press F2 to go to the BIOS setup screens
4. Now press the eject button on the laptop while on the BIOS configuration screen

The CD ejected and I exited the BIOS configuration to complete the standard startup sequence.

1 Comments:

At 1:35 AM, Blogger Emilylee Emilylee said...

Mate, who is in Australia, the Archeage Gold servers are in Russia and EU. Please tell me other game with "great netcode" wich allow you to play normal with 400 ping?This reminds me of the time when our community had BF servers. So many times there was people from US who joined there, and the servers was located in Stuttgart. So they play round or two on EU server (they have filters and know...or Cheap Archeage Gold dont know may be...where they join) and start to moan: This Buy Archeage Gold server is laggy! And so on...

 

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