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Eject your DirectCD disc

Try different ways of ejecting a DirectCD disc, depending on whether you’re using it or trying to write to it. Monday, April 2, 2001 Eject your DirectCD disc

When there is a DirectCD-formatted disc in the drive, and pushing the eject button does not work, right-click the “CD Drive” icon in the System Tray and select Eject (this will only work for discs formatted with DirectCD). If you’re writing to a DirectCD disc, the DirectCD software must be loaded into memory before trying to eject the disc. If the software has been disabled in msconfig or removed from the Startup folder, a formatted disc will not eject unless the system is restarted and the disc is ejected during the boot process. When a disc is in use by DirectCD, it cannot be ejected using the drive eject button; DirectCD Wizard must be used to eject the disc. This is because DirectCD must write UDF information to the disc before the disc can eject. To eject DirectCD formatted discs, either enable DirectCD in msconfig, or manually start the software through your Start menu.

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