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Reading CD's

by germaic / January 31, 2007 2:23 PM PST

When I put a CD in my CD reader, Windows XP does not give me any more the various options available of what I can do with this CD and I cannot read CD's anymore.
How can I restore the option window?
Thanks a lot

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restore options
by Les28 / January 31, 2007 3:49 PM PST
In reply to: Reading CD's

open my computer, right click the icon for your cd drive, left click properties from the drop down list, select auto play tab then select what actions you want windows to perforn, is this what you mean?

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Reading CD's not working
by germaic / January 31, 2007 6:44 PM PST
In reply to: restore options

Thank you very much Les28 but it still does not work. I tried with a Movie DVD, an audio CD and it cannot read them. However, the reader works because I can play games.
I cannot figure out what is going wrong and I appreciate the help.

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With the disk(s) in....
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 7:23 PM PST

With a movie disk or audio disk in, what happens if you goto My Computer, right click the drive and select "Open"?

If that works, then you need to re-do the Properties of the drive and select the auto-play options for "each type" of disk from the pull down list.

If it doesn't work, then can you give more details of the disks that do not work? Some Sony music CDs had a copyright protection method that stopped the CD's from being used on PC's. They only worked on dedicated audio CD players.


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Removing CD before turning off PC
by germaic / January 31, 2007 8:06 PM PST

Thank you Mark. I had left a game CD in the reader when I turned my PC off yesterday and I turned it on with the CD in. So today, I removed the game CD, turned off the PC, turned it on again, insert the audio CD and it worked without doing nothing else.
I think I will remove any CD or DVD from reader when I turn off the PC in future.
Thanks and regards

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Yes, that's always wise......
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2007 12:31 AM PST

I'm glad you got it sorted.

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have a look at this
by Les28 / January 31, 2007 8:08 PM PST
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Autoplay repair wizard
by germaic / January 31, 2007 8:36 PM PST
In reply to: have a look at this

Thanks a lot Les28; I used it and my system is OK.
Best regards

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