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Solved: CD-ROM Drive Not Recognizing CDs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by VIP_EJC, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. VIP_EJC

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    Why isn't my CD-ROM drive recognizing any CDs I put into the tray?
     
  2. VIP_EJC

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    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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    Anybody?
     
  4. 07clarkm

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    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.
     
  5. VIP_EJC

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    I did that but the problem persists.
     
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    Hmmm... let me think it over.
     
  7. mattyc

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    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_Sony_BMG_CD_copy_protection_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.
     
  8. VIP_EJC

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    The problem is I have AutoPlay enabled and CDs won't load automatically.
     
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    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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    Fixed. The AutoPlay Wizard found a problem with the drive's policies and repaired it. Thanks a lot, mattyc.
     
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