Noise from an empty DVD drive Tags: DVD Writers DVD Drives Storage Last response: February 21, 2010 1:34 AM in Storage Share clsgman February 20, 2010 8:20:10 PM Unlike other forum members, my DVD-writer in my Dell Vostro 410 has started to make noise when empty. Sounds like its looking for a disc. Should I be concerned? More about : noise empty dvd drive p1n3apqlexpr3ss February 20, 2010 9:30:07 PM Does it do it randomly? when your afk and such? constantly spinning? Pretty much all drives do that when you open and close it again as it searches for a disk, but it stops after a few moments m 0 l cklaubur a b G Storage February 21, 2010 1:34:19 AM Any anti-virus programs running automatic scans? My desktop (running Windows 7) and laptop (running Windows Vista) both do the same thing whenever I start a virus scan. It only lasts a few seconds, though. Opening Windows Media Player does the same thing. Casey m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dvd-ROM drive making noise even empty Forum dvd drive showing dvd with content as empty Forum Empty cd/dvd/bd drive makes loading/ejecting sound Forum DVD Drive won't read empty DVD-RW Forum DVD drive not reading empty or data discs Forum My external hard drive suddenly appears empty. it contained backups of my dvd co Forum empty dvd drive seen as full Forum lg dvd drive reads all disks as empty Forum SolvedDVD Drive Making Strange Noises Forum possible to stop my dvd drive from making so much noise? Forum cd/dvd drive noise Forum SolvedNeed to move empty space from D drice to C drive Forum SolvedHard Drive not recognized after deleting empty file on the drive Forum SolvedHow to install Windows 8 onto an empty hard drive? Forum SolvedCD/DVD RW drive not reading CDs (making noises) Forum SolvedInstall windows from a NOT empty external drive? Forum SolvedWindows 8 can't create a partition while installing on an empty hard drive. Forum SolvedIdeas for an empty 5.25" drive bay? Forum Solvedmy c drive is empty ,why Forum DVD Burner works but won't open if empty. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !