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drive contects don't show in Windows Explorer


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AviatorTim

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Windows Explorer will not show the contents of either of my CD-ROM drives. I've tried multiple disks to make sure the problem wasn't a scratched/unreadable disk. CD-ROMs that include autorun programs don't run upon spool up. When I select Start>Run, and browse to the drive, the computer hangs. Both drives indicate they are working normally in Window's device manager. Has anyone experienced this problem and have any suggestions?

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Facedown98

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Hi. I suggest updating the drivers for the CD Drives by going to the drive manufacturer's website. It could be that the drivers out out of date. Let me ask however... When did this start? Have you made any changes to the sytem recently?
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I found the solution. The problem was caused by Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 and it's proprietary control over the CD-ROM drives. The solution was to download an app called rxfix.exe which release Roxio's exclusive use of the drive. The best part is Roxio still works normal (as far as I've seen so far) and if it does create problems in the future, it came with a sister app called rxenabler.exe which will return exclusive use of the drive to Roxio if necessary.

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