Disabling CD Tray Eject in Win 2000

First off, this is my first post, sorry if it isn't in the most appropriate category...

We are currently building a rack mount PC system (Windows 2000 SP.4) that has a requirement for daily backups of log files to CD-R.  Nero 6 / BackItUp has been purchased and seems to do the job well.  

The problem is that after burning a backup the CD tray is automatically ejected.  The software itself doesn't have an option to disable this (at least not that I can find).  

This causes me two problems:

1) The CD tray cannot physically open in the case - there is a door in the way!

2) The system may be unattended for days so the CD must remain closed to allow it to burn each day's backup.

Can I somehow disable the CD's ability to be ejected by software, only allowing eject on pressing the eject button on the drive?

Failing that, what alternatives are open to me - software etc?

Thanks for your anticipated help...

Duncan W
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MoncapitaanCommented:
I have not used nero 6 yet, but with other versions I have there is an option undder the expert tab to stop the cd ejecting?

MC
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village-idiotAuthor Commented:
There is that option in the Nero Burning ROM package, not in BackItUp though.

I have already selected that option in Nero Burning ROM but it has no effect on BackItUp - unfortunately.

Thanks for your input nonetheless.
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SNilssonCommented:
Maybe this ?

http://www.xiazai.net/Utilities_System_Utilities_Antilost_CD_Ejector_Pro_20978.html

It's a shareware prg with a 30 days testing time and 15$ to buy, and one of it's features is: "asks confirmation before auto-eject; (only PRO-version)"
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village-idiotAuthor Commented:
I installed the trial (which apparently is of the pro version) but unfortunately it only appears to prompt on shutdown, it doesn't do it after Nero finishes burning at least...

Any other ideas anyone?

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guynumber5764Commented:
It's a duct tape soln but...

move the CDR or equipment so that the tray does not hit the door.   You could push it almost all the way into the case so just the last couple inches of the tray stick out, plunk it on top or somehow mount it vertically.  Nero will suck the CD back up when it needs it.
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village-idiotAuthor Commented:
I guess that might work but I really need a software solution the PC has to look properly assembled...

I have actually found a very good program that does the job perfectly - it has far more features than the nero software too:

http://www.ascomp.net/index.php?php=prog&prog=backupmaker.en

I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking to perform a similar job!

$46.67 for a corporate licence is very reasonable IMO.
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