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cd/dvd drive won't refresh in windows 7


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I'm asking about different thing.
let's forget about any burning program.
Put any CD in.
Open Windows Explorer.
I assume, you can see files in CD drive.
Now, take the CD out, put another one in.
Does the listing change?
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no the listing remains - displayed under the heading 'files currently on the disk'

Below that is a second heading 'files ready to be written to the disk'

and there is always a file called 'desktop' of type 'configuration settings' Pathway is C:\Users\C & M\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Burn

I've just found that by deleting this file, ejecting the disk, navigating away from the drive in exporer and returning to it I can no longer open a window to view the contents and insering a new disk SOMETIMES shows the new disk contents BUT not always.
Rebooting with a disk in the drive or inserting a disk into the drive after rebooting when empty creates this 'desktop' file. The contents of the file are:

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21815
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What program do you use to burn CDs?
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Hi - it came with Cyberlink DVD suite preinstalled which I have removed - but still get the problem
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Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.
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:) Cracked it!! Now ejecting a disk clears the window and putting in a new disk runs or displays it appropriately. I'll try reinstalling the bundled Cyberlink stuff and post as to whether that is a problem - but hey if it is I can uninstall, fix and look for replacement software or a patch or whatever.

Thanks so much, I can get on with what I ned to do with software installation without rebooting every time!

Much appreciated
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Cool beans :)
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