Ok. Whenever you open windows explorer, at least in win2k, and it doesn’t have the name of the cd in your cdrom in memory, it’ll spin up the cdrom to find out the name of the disc/drive.
This means you’re sitting around for 5 seconds waiting for the cdrom to spin up just to use windows explorer.
Ideally, the cdrom shouldn’t fire up unless you actually click on the cdrom.
Is there some way to prevent it from reading/spinning up the cdrom in normal (non-cdrom related) use?