I was playing broodwar --just like any other day.
I had just finished a zerg mission...was getting briefed on next...
and BAM!!! it was like a very loud gunshot noise.
my first thought was oh gawd my cpu just exploded. Then i thought it must have been thunder or egg throwers (don't ask)after I booted into safe mode...and back to normal.
Win2k said everything was fine.
Tried to eject disk and could not and that's when i realised i was indeed in trouble.
After some effort, i was able to open the tray only to discover my broodwar disk in about 18 pieces.
The good news is that i got it replaced in just 5 mins...but it sure was scary.
Now..my new one makes no sound at all when an empty caddy is pulled back in.
My original always made a WUMP sound and when booting with no cd in tray from day i bought it.
Moral of the story? you find your own.
But this has to be the first time most of you have heard of a dvd rom exploding!!!!!