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10-Sep-2007, 07:29 PM #1
Solved: CD-ROM Drive Not Recognizing CDs
Why isn't my CD-ROM drive recognizing any CDs I put into the tray?
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10-Sep-2007, 10:09 PM #2
The CD-ROM drive is not automatically detecting CDs in the tray as it once did. The software is recognized though in My Computer, and if I click on the software's icon, it will load. I'm sure this is a simple fix, but I don't know much about computers; help would be swell.
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11-Sep-2007, 12:03 PM #3
Anybody?
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11-Sep-2007, 12:14 PM #4
What kind of CD's?

Go to My Computer then right-click on your CD drive. Click Properties.

Click the AutoPlay tab.

On the drop down menu click a type of CD. E.g. Mixed Content.

MAKE SURE that at the bottom the 'Prompt me each time to choose an action' option has a tick in it.

Make sure that all of the types in the drop down menu have this box ticked.

Hope this helps,

Mikey.
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11-Sep-2007, 12:36 PM #5
I did that but the problem persists.
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11-Sep-2007, 03:10 PM #6
Hmmm... let me think it over.
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11-Sep-2007, 03:33 PM #7
Having auto play disabled on cd's isint such a bad thing ya know. In fact I would recommend it.

Read about the sony rootkit over at wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_So...ection_scandal

If you put an 'infected' sony cd into your computer it silently installed an extreme drm system, that hid itself from windows. But in doing so, it created a nice hidden folder for virus and worms to hide in. The sony software also had stabality issues leading to BSODs and the software was uninstallable.
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12-Sep-2007, 03:25 PM #8
The problem is I have AutoPlay enabled and CDs won't load automatically.
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12-Sep-2007, 06:03 PM #9
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...orunvbs-error/

Read thru that and see if anything in there can help you. Did you have any virus/spyware infection lately? Or any other changes made before this problem started?
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12-Sep-2007, 10:32 PM #10
That's no help. Listen, the problem is the CD-ROM drive is not automatically detecting a disc on the tray. I can access a disc through My Computer, but that disc won't auto load like it should anymore.
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12-Sep-2007, 10:54 PM #11
Listen, I understand your problem..... AutoRun is not working, and you want it to work.

Check these links out.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autoplay.htm

You could also try using the TweakUI Power Toy to play with the settings if the Autoplay Repair Wizard doesn't help.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Has the computer been rebooted since the problem started happening?
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12-Sep-2007, 11:18 PM #12
Fixed. The AutoPlay Wizard found a problem with the drive's policies and repaired it. Thanks a lot, mattyc.
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