cd drive



brundoman
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
i have a computer that is running xp home addition. the other day it stating
opening and closing non stop for a couple of hours. it finaly stopped on its
own. it did it a couple of other times but just for a little while. and i
noticed that once in a while when it was opening and closing that it had a
little cd icon appear near the mouse pointer. when it was doing this it didnt
matter if i restarted or shut down it would keep opening until the power when
off then as soon as it had power back it started again. another thing the
monitor once in a while will go black with just a thin bright light in the
center the lenghth of the monitor then it will go away after awhile. could
this be a virus or is there a hardware issue.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Hi,

The CD drive behavior could be a RAT (remote access trojan) and somebody
could just be messing with you. Does it happen in Safe mode where you are
not networked? Use these tools to scan the system in Safe mode:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5/nid/3001#3001
http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml

How to start in Safe mode:
http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode

As to the monitor, it could be failing. I would try the monitor on a
different system to see if the problem follows. If it does not, then suspect
the video card.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"brundoman" <brundoman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i have a computer that is running xp home addition. the other day it
>stating
> opening and closing non stop for a couple of hours. it finaly stopped on
> its
> own. it did it a couple of other times but just for a little while. and i
> noticed that once in a while when it was opening and closing that it had a
> little cd icon appear near the mouse pointer. when it was doing this it
> didnt
> matter if i restarted or shut down it would keep opening until the power
> when
> off then as soon as it had power back it started again. another thing the
> monitor once in a while will go black with just a thin bright light in the
> center the lenghth of the monitor then it will go away after awhile. could
> this be a virus or is there a hardware issue.


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