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DVD/DVD Rewrite drives not accessible.


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SandyStone

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:) I received this message when I want to open my DVD and DVD RE-Write drives: The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel. The drives are a assigned a letter in my computer. My C drive works fine.

I think this problem started when I uninstalled Internet Explorer. I reinstalled it and it says in add/remove programs that I last used it on 8/2/2009.

During the reinstall I got a pop up window talking about letter drive assignment. I just ignored it at the time because I am fairly computer illiterate.

Anyway I opened up Disk Manager and there is no letter assigned to two of the volumes. Their status is healthy. I think my floppy drive is messed up to.

My Operating system is XP.

Thanks so much, for your time and help offered.:unsure:
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Go into Disk Management again and assign drive letters manually to the two optical drives:

Right-click the horizontal ribbon representing the DVD drive and choose "Change drive letter and paths".
Click "Change" and choose a drive letter from the drop-down selector. Click 'OK'

Repeat for the other optical drive.
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Hello and good morning to you. :)

I did not go through with the instructions that you gave me.

I took a screen shot, so that I am communicating the problem clearly before I do anything. Because as you know sometimes a few simple clicks, and you your system goes down the crapper. I'm not down with the lingo and don't really know what I'm looking at, so I thought this would simplify the situation.

I figured out how to use MSPaint screen capture for this occasion, which was a bit of a trial. So see the attachment

If you need more info, ask.

Edited by SandyStone, 25 June 2011 - 09:01 AM.

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The attached file did not appear before. So here it is.

Also when I try to use either drive I get the messsage: The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

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  • Computer Managment.GIF

Edited by SandyStone, 25 June 2011 - 09:27 AM.

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