- Feb 25, 2012
Maybe one of the keys has a symbol with an arrow pointing up and a bar under it? That's the one that ejects on my computer.
Tested and working.....
How to create a key combination to eject your optical drive
Download NirCmd from Nirsoft (link at the bottom of the instructions).
Right click on the desktop or in Windows Explorer and select New, then Shortcut. You need to first create a shortcut to which you can assign the key combination.
In the “Location” field, type the path to where you saved the nircmd.exe file, and at the end of it, add “cdrom open , with quotes around the path, so the entry looks like this if you saved the NirCmd utility to a folder called SavedStuff on drive C and your CD drive is D: “c:SavedStuffnircmd.exe” cdrom open D:
Name the shortcut and put it wherever you want. You can put it on the desktop and double click it to eject the CD that way.
Right click the shortcut icon and select Properties.
Click the Shortcut tab.
In the “Shortcut key” field, choose the key combination you want to use to eject the CD and click OK.
My combo is CTRL+ALT+1, works everytime