How can I open and close the CD/DVD tray using Windows 7?

Ron April 19, 2010
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Hi! At the urging of Aibek I will submit this question.

I purchased a new Gateway desktop computer with the Intel i3 with the new Windows 7 OS. I have been trying to find a way that would allow me to close the CD/DVD tray from the desktop. I have no problem opening the CD/DVD tray when I access computer then click to highlight the CD/DVD drive device then right click the mouse and it brings up the Eject tab which opens the CD/DVD tray.

However, there isn’t any tab showing how to close the CD/DVD tray. Anyone have any suggestions please? If there is a way by all means please advise and make it simple to comprehend.


  1. middle east man
    May 4, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Let's just be honest: Microsoft isn't capable of delivering decent user experience. And I doubt they ever will be.

  2. Johnathan TheTool Lane
    April 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Maybe its just my computer, but can you not hit eject again and it will close? Just wondering. Also, I wouldn't want to install an app for something I could do with the push of a button, but of course I don't know your circumstances!

    I hope you figure it out! :D

  3. app
    April 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I use this Yahoo Widget:

  4. Jack Cola
    April 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    You could make a .bat file to open and close it for you.
    So tips and links here:

    Note that I haven't tested to see if they work as I am on my laptop that doesnt have a CD/DVD drive

  5. Saikat Basu
    April 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

    There's a nice article at which can help you out. It uses small apps like CloseTray and EjectCD which can help out.

    I hope this is what you were looking for.