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Burner Association

by ekapcar / February 16, 2004 7:27 AM PST

Have CD-RW which will not auto run when inserting a disk. Error message says that I'm trying to open a .db file and Windows does not recognize the extension offering to go to the Internet for identification or Select from a list.

How do I correct this without reinstalling the software or hardware?

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Re:Burner Association.. Two avenues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 10:23 AM PST
In reply to: Burner Association

1. System Restore to when it worked.

2. My method which I use without any reserve but you may have a reason (do tell why?) is to boot SAFE MODE and to remove all CDRW units you find in the DEVICE MANAGER. On a normal reboot, Windows redetects and I find this to be an easy fix.


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Re:Burner Association
by Papa Echo / February 16, 2004 9:06 PM PST
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Maybe that disk contains only one file with the .db extension, and that looks like a database file-maybe "Borderland's Paradox 7 table database" ? Do you have that program installed ? As for the drive not auto-running, have you enabled it ? Since it gave the error message, maybe it did auto run and Windows detected the file but did not reconize it for want of a proper app. .

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