If you burn or often play back CDs or DVDs, your drive may not open because of its frequent use. To avoid wasting money by asking the help of a computer engineer, OCTray is all you need.
OCTray is an alternative to the "eject" function of Windows. With a hotkey, this tool can automatically open your CD or DVD without your intervention. By default, you only have to press the "O" key to open the drive and the "C" key to close it. Once installed, Octray’s icon sits on Windows task bar.