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Lock CD Tray - Disable Eject Button - Prevent Media Removal


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(!) Lock CD Tray v20150226 - tested under Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

This is an very simple code / program to lock / unlock all CD / DVD / BD drives at the same time, so then the eject button is out of order. Put this program into your Windows-Autostart-Folder to lock all CD drives when Windows starts. Click on the tray icon to open an tray menu with the following menu items:

- Lock / Unlock ALL Optical Drives

- Exit

Why i wrote this program? Because i touch accidently the eject button of my notebook cd drive too often. That was very annoying, so now it is disabled and the cd tray keeps closed, even when windows is resuming form sleep or hibernation mode.






program history:

v20150226 - added a 10 sec pause when starting the program, so when windows starts this prevents mailfunction of program, problem was, that auto lock on program start did not work properly when windows started

v20150223 - tray stays locked / unlocked when windows resumes from sleep or hibernation mode

v20150221 - on exit unlock all optical drives

v20150220 - initial release





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You need a certain number of posts before you get certain permissions on the forum - as a complete newcomer you are a bit limited in what you can do. ;)

For the same reason I have not approved your request to upload your file - doing so implies that we approve of the script and as we have no idea who you are we are not prepared to accept that responsibility at present. Once you have had a few downloads and the script has gained approval from other members, please resubmit it. :)


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You might want to think about having the script unlock all drives when you exit the script instead of just exiting it. You might end up with locked drives and the only way to unlock them is to run the script again, log out, or reboot.

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Hello dabigfish


I found your LockCDTray very helpful in terms of CD/DVD/BD protection from stealing.

I appreciate very much if you could release a version without a Msgbox at execution time. 

I will include this exe file at startup then the PC user is not aware that the CD has been locked.

Or If you are busy at this time pls let me know how to edit it.

Thanks very much in advance.





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@joeyd11ph first off why would you lock the CD tray, rendering it unusable, without telling the user? 

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protection against everyone who doesnt have a paperclip, or the means to roll a piece of paper.

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On 9/17/2019 at 7:27 PM, joeyd11ph said:

Hi Joey!

I sugest you look at the code and try things, like erasing bits of code that seem relevant. You might learn things in the process. :) 

That is not a quote btw... XD

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Hi Jlogan3015,

My setup is a small DB system where an auto backup routine is executed every time an exit button is pressed,  I use my DVD as a second back up (HD is my first). Due to data sensitivity, I don't want anybody can simply open my DVD tray and steal my DVD.

Hi imtheky,

I'm aware that paperclip can open the drive, by the same token I can also open the PC case and steal the HD without any tools.  It is all snap-in.

You call this stealing in purpose.  

Hi Manko,

You are right, hard work hahaha... nothing is free.......


My immediate solution was to cut the pin/peg beneath the button pad.  If I want to eject it, I do it on Admin account right click and eject or PAPER CLIP.


Cheers guys



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