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DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Its ok, most likely I'm asleep when you post, and you're asleep when I post, that is if we keep conventional hours.

    What really needs to happen, is for you to remove all vestiges of VCD 10 - Look for any left over folders in "Users\(User)\Appdata\ and all three Appdata folders under Appdata.

    Check your registry for left over VCD 10 entries too, just enter the name or "Virtual CD"/

    I used to use Daemon Tools, then I switched to PowerISO, which was slightly better and finally to UltraISO and MagicDisc. Alcohol 120% also has a Virtual Drive.

    I'm not sure about UltraBase, is that a Program that requires a Data CD being inserted? First you have to get rid of all Virtual CD reg entries and leftover files, then you should do a DISM command: Don't bother with the other commands, just do this one. It has to be run in an Elevated Command Prompt - You can get to that by hitting Windows Key + X and choosing Admin Command Prompt.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I realized the reason and solved the problem myself.
    The problem has no direct relationship as thought with upgrade to Windows 8.1. Some Lenovo applications are also updated after that and a module of one of them - "battery stretch" turns off optical drive. It expressly states that is made when the program is active, but the problem is that this is not the case. Even when it is not active, the optical drive turns off. I stopped the service, which is responsible for this, and all is well again
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah, well that is something I could not have guessed glad you found it- And now you have taught ME something

    I used to lose CD and DVD drives under Windows 2000 and XP but never from within Vista through 8, so this whole thing was bugging me, I've never heard of a Power Save utility that powered down the CD drive. Leave it to Lenovo.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I thought it was sort of normal behaviour
    great that you got it sorted out
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