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


CBNPES

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#1
I apologize for my english in advance.
Yesterday I update my laptop to Windows 8.1(full specifications are available in my profile).
Then I noticed the following: The icon of DVD drive was changed and:
"Drive is powered off. To turn on the optical drive, press the eject button on the optical drive".
After pressing the DVD drive is powered on, but after few minutes it powered off again.

[FONT=&amp]Thanks in advance for the help. [/FONT]
 

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i think thats normal behavour , it will work when ever you need to use it ,can you right click on the icon and click on eject to open it [i cant check mine right now on iam my mac]almost positive mine is like that
 

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you said it started after win8.1 update' win8.1 is more than a update its a full kernel upgrade,with many changes ,and i have see this on other laptops and towers ,and assume it to be normal ,power saving option ,i thought ,but i could be wrong
 

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#5
What happens when you put a disk in the drive, it should power up.

Check in your Device Manager, see if the device is Disabled but still there, if so, enable it.
 

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I cant put a disk in drive without opening it before. But when I push button for openining the drive is power on.
Its a fist way to power on. The second is - with double click on icon of empty drive.
There no problems with status of drive in device manager.

Maybe next additional information will help know how to diagnose the problem and help me solve it.
As you know, the installer warns that will remove some applications during the upgrade. One of these, I see that it is removed is virtual CD 10. Furthermore, I noticed something else. I use Ultra Base. It saw in devices and printers and in eject button. Now instead appeared following device: __ RAID__ _DUMMYDEVICE____ SCSI Other Device.

Ufffff. Before the upgrade I did image of the system with Acronis. I do not know whether to downgrade to Windows 8 with Acronis.
 

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    Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point QM77, Intel Ivy Bridge
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    8009 MB (DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM)
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XweAponX

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AH I know what it is then - The Optical Device you see - Is not a real device, it is what is leftover from Virtual CD.

What you may try to do is stick a CDVD in the drive, and open Drive Manager - Then see if it shows up in Driver Manager - If it does, assign a letter.

Otherwise you may have to run a DISM command to restore the OS image. Try what I suggest first, see if a CD that you insert shows up in Drive manager without a letter added, if it does, add a letter. It will sport a brand new Optical Device, the other one that is there is a dead Virtual Drive.

Also, go into Device manager when you have a CD in the drive that you inserted prior to booting. Then go into Device Manager and scan for updates - Right Click on the real Optical device, and choose Scan for New Hardware.

If the dummy device is in Device Manager - REMOVE IT.

You should have cancelled your Update when that happened with Virtual CD, and went in a d removed it manually - this is the source of this whole problem.
 

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See, in Device Manager choose "Show Hidden Devices" and look for your Dummy CD Drive in the CD Drives list

Dont touch the MS Virtual drive, just remove that one Dummy drive:

dummydrives.png

(I dont have any other dummies, but that is where the dummy you have will show up)

And next - STOP using Virtual CD, use UltraISO instead, its pretty cheap. You can also use MagicDisc - both are compatible with 8 and 8.1 - MagicDisc will add dummy drives as well, but they vanish when not used.

Once you get rid of your dummy drive, you should be able to open your Tray from within windows.
 

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    Hard Drives
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    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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There is one other thing I need you to do - Open your Folder View Options and set it this way:

donothide.png
 

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Thank you very much, XweAponX !

I begin to consistently execute everything you've written. Too bad about the virtual CD, which I used almost 10 years. I used to ask, and what to do about the problem with UltraBase, which I already wrote?

And small offtopic.
It's 05.40 AM. The clock in the forum wrong shows that my Local Time in Bulgaria is 06:40 AM. That was until October 30, when the period of Daylight Saving Time expired and the clock is set 1 hour backward in accordance with astronomical time. I will kindly ask if anyone administrator reads this and if this will not create you difficulties to adjust it. My time zone is UTC +2.00 like Athens and Helsinki.

Excuse me for my english again.
 

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    Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point QM77, Intel Ivy Bridge
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    8009 MB (DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM)
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)
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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.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
 

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    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
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    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Cable Medium Speed
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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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    Lenovo ThinkPad X230
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core i7-3520M, 3400 MHz (34 x 100)
    Motherboard
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point QM77, Intel Ivy Bridge
    Memory
    8009 MB (DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)
    Sound Card
    Intel Panther Point HDMI @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo LP125WH2-SLB3
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    C400-MTFDDAK256MAM (256 GB SSD, SATA-III)
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    Logitech Performance MX Laser Mouse
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    72 Mbps
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    Mozilla Firefox 25.0.1
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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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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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

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  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

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