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W530's Optical Drive Turns off Running Windows 8

2013-07-03, 4:11 AM

With Win8 on W530 , the optical drive powers off soon after boot. Device management bogs down after this. Accessory optical drive and a UJ-260 do the same thing.

 

BIOS 2.52 and 2.53: same problem. Main board has Intel RAID option ROM.

 

 

Running Windows 7, the optical drive stays on with no issues.

 

Would like to hear if there's a fix before restoring Windows 8. Win7 good for now.

What's on your Thinkpad? T42 2379-R9U, T61 6460-DWU, W530 2436
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Re: W530's Optical Drive Turns off Running Windows 8

2013-07-03, 18:36 PM
Try this: http://techdows.com/2011/09/windows-8-turns-off-power-to-optical-drive-when-there-is-no-media.html

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: W530's Optical Drive Turns off Running Windows 8

2013-07-03, 18:36 PM
Try this: http://techdows.com/2011/09/windows-8-turns-off-power-to-optical-drive-when-there-is-no-media.html

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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Re: W530's Optical Drive Turns off Running Windows 8

2013-07-06, 1:02 AM

Thanks! I'm marking ColonelONeill's answer as a solution because it shows that the ODD shutoff is a known Win8 "feature." I am now reluctant to blame ODD shutoffs on the sluggish device management symptoms.

 

The registry change advised at the link provided did not change the DVD shutoff period on this W530. Puting a DWORD ZeroPowerODDEnabled and setting it to 0 under \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cdrom\Parameters\ in HKLM changed nothing that I could tell.

What's on your Thinkpad? T42 2379-R9U, T61 6460-DWU, W530 2436
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