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Is it OK to leave a DVD disk in the computer all the time or should it be removed?
If not, what could possibly happen!
Thank you for such a wonderful, informing and easy to understand site!
It is fine to leave a DVD disk in the drive. The only thing that you might notice is that the disk will spin every time you turn your computer on, and it might take a little longer for the computer to start up, since it will check the contents of the disk for bootable files.
I quite often leave disks in the optical drive. Sometimes on purpose, but more often, I just forget it is there.
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