What does the DVDTray.exe file do?
The DVDTray.exe process is also known as HP DVD Tray and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of DVDTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP DVD Tray has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP DVD Tray has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DVDTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DVDTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DVDTray.exe HP DVD Tray
DVDTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DVDTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 65,536 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This DVDTray program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DVDTray.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about DVDTray?
|Used by HP CD Burners to check for driver firmware updates. I know this because it keeps telling me to update the firmware for my new drive, with which I already updated the firmware for. Seems to be a bug - I'm going to remove it I think. |
|This file is not harmless, i got it right after installing my hp dvd burner with its software. I'm guessing you only need it if you are going to burn cd's. |
Summary: One user judges DVDTray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove HP DVD Tray from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DVDTray.exe (HP DVD Tray) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HP DVD Tray. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP DVD Tray or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DVDTray.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.