When you try to eject a CD or DVD, you see a message – An error occurred while ejecting DVD RW Drive, then this post offers some suggestions that may help you resolve the problem. It mainly happens due to a hardware issue, but it can also occur for different reasons.
The Drive letter will be mentioned in the error message, which could be H, E, D, etc. Before troubleshooting, you should install the latest version of your CD/DVD driver.
An error occurred while ejecting DVD RW Drive.
To fix this DVD writer ejecting problem, you can follow these steps-
- Close the task using the Task Manager
- Close third-party CD-burning software
- Use a dedicated Eject button
- Contact the manufacturer.
To know the details, read on.
1] Close the running task from Task Manager
If the DVD writer is not ejecting your CD or DVD, it can mean that some other program is using it currently. You need to close that task from Task Manager so that the internal link between that running program and the CD/DVD can be broken, and you can eject the CD.
To do that, open your Task Manager and expand the Windows Explorer section. You should see the name of your CD or DVD and the drive letter. For example, DVD RW Drive (H:) Audio CD is visible in the image.
Please select it and click the End task button. Following that, try to eject the CD/DVD.
2] Close third-party burning software
If you have burnt a CD or DVD, the disk is not being ejected even after completing the task, and you need to close the software manually. You can use Task Manager to terminate the background process of that burning software.
To get started, open the Task Manager on your computer, and find out the name of your software in the Processes tab. Please select it and click the End task button. After that, try to eject the CD from your computer.
If you are sure your DVD writer is working, it is recommended to wait a minute or so before trying out this solution. Otherwise, your CD or DVD may get corrupted if you interrupt the burning process.
3] Use the dedicated Eject button
This problem occurs when you try to eject the DVD writer using the “Eject” option in your right-click context menu. Almost all DVD writers have a dedicated Eject button, and you can try to perform the same job using this button.
Read: How to burn DVD on Windows 11 PC
4] Contact the manufacturer
If nothing can solve your problem, this is the time to contact the manufacturer. You can also take help from a professional, but it is recommended to contact the manufacturer if the product is under warranty.
I hope these solutions will help you.
How do I eject a DVD RW disc?
To open Windows Explorer or File Explorer, press the Windows key + E. On the left pane, click on Computer or My PC. To eject the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive, right-click on the drive icon and select Eject. If the drive does not have an eject button, gently press on the disk’s center to release it from the drive. If you still have trouble ejecting the drive, you can also try unplugging the drive from the computer and then ejecting again.
Why won’t my Windows play a DVD?
If you’re having trouble playing DVDs on your Windows computer, it could be for several reasons. The list includes missing codecs and corrupt DVD Drives. All this is assuming that the hardware is working fine. While you can install the codex using any third-party multimedia player, if you are trying to play a DVD image on your PC, then you need to use DVD software that can use the image, and play it like it is playing from a physical DVD drive.