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 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDvd -ROM drive making noise even empty ForumDVD Drive won't read empty DVD -RW ForumHow to reduce hard drive noise ? ForumDVD drive not reading empty or data discs ForumBIOS boot menu empty - SSD and CD/ DVD inaccessible ForumMy external hard drive suddenly appears empty . it contained backups of my dvd co Forumempty dvd drive seen as full Forumlg dvd drive reads all disks as empty ForumDVD Drive Wont read/Write ForumDell620 Latitude computer with Windows 7 fails to read empty DVD please help ForumToshiba satellite dvd cd drive not working ForumHow to empty DVD RW (E:) ForumLG DVD writer GH22NS50 is not writing in empty DVD but writes in DVD -RW ForumMy Lenovo Matshita DVD Driver is not reading empty DVD ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] How to install OS without optical drive or floppy? ForumHow do i partition my hard drive? ForumMy computer is not recognizing the cd drive ForumDrive not recognizing discs ForumBurning/Reading DVD/CD Slows Down Computer More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !