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mls1282

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I try to play a cd, and when I go to My Computer, I don't see the regular cd icon for the D drive; instead I see the windows icon. And when I try to look at the files in windows explorer, it says cannot find PROGRAM.exe. So I can only play my cds in Windows Media Player...What's the deal?
 
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I'm not sure about the icon problem, but it sounds like you do not have a default association for playing audio cds, or the one you had is no longer installed.

There are several ways to correct this. One is to select (highlight) an audio cd file and then shift+right click on it. Select "open with" from the dialog and then select your preferred media player from the list. Check "always use" and OK.

You can also use Folder Options>File Types. Find the AudioCD entry and select "edit" (twice). Browse to your prefered media player and select it.


A third option is to look in the preferences dialog of your media player for file type associations and ensure it is selected as the default

Are you able to "Explore" a CD by right clicking on the icon in My Computer? You can easily use the first method after doing that.
 
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Boot in safe mode and remove the CD-ROM drive in device manager. There might be more than one which can cause problems – delete them all. Go to My Computer or Windows Explorer and right click on the D drive. Your indications are screwy enough that there might be an option to delete it. If there is do it. Reboot into normal mode and it might well be normal.
 

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How can I be sure that if I remove the cd-rom drive in safe mode that I will be able to play cds at all??
 
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