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phil65

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Good day people, I hope someone here might have a fix for my problem. My computer shows my DVD drive as a CD rom drive. When I put a dvd in the drive I get a folder view of what is on the dvd, .vob files. I can right click on a file and choose play with power dvd and it will play. Auto play and Auto run don't work and DVD Movie is missing from the
properties. I have tried to some things like uninstall drives and reboot to reinstall but no help there. I have 3 drives and 2 are dvd but they show as cd rom.
Any thoughts or fixes out there??
Phil
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Troy

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Hi there phil65, welcome to Geeks to Go!

This does sound like an interesting problem. If you open "My Computer", right-click on the DVD drive listed there and select "Properties". Open the "Auto Play" tab. If you set up everything as you want it there, does it work?
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You can also try the auto run repair wizard

http://www.softwarep...xp-autorun.html

The drives should show as DVD Drives when empty, they change to CD Drives with a disc in
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No that doesn't help, I have tried to do the properties for each drive (auto play, auto run) but nothing helps,
I have googled my problem and find little help, one guy said he had the same problem and had to reformat
to fix it. Mabe thats my only option but I hope not.
I tried the auto run repair wizard, no help

Edited by phil65, 18 August 2007 - 06:57 PM.

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Have you checked for firmware updates for the drives
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I have tried uninstall and reinstall drivers and looked for update drivers and nothing helps.
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Yea im having the exact same problem... what is there else to do?
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Try using the drives in another computer, this would help you pinpoint where the problem is.
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The option of using the drives in another computer is not something I can do, none available.
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