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Can't use dvd/cd drive

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I bought new DVD drive, have it instaled in my PC, it all worked well for several months, but something went wrong - I'm suspecting after unwillingly installing DirectX 9.0 .

When I try to watch film or listen music from CD I got this msg:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I can see that files are on disc, but I can't do nothing with them.


My system is:

PC Intel Celeron 192 Mb RAM
file system 32 bit
Windows ME 4.90.3000
LITE-ON combo SOHC-5232K

Any ideas except formating disk, and reinstaling Windows?
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Hi zokxy. Welcome to Geeks to Go. When you have a cd in the drive, can you go to windows explorer and access the files? Do you get the same "permissions" error when you do that? Right click and see if there is a settings for permissions, as to who may access the files.
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I can access the files on disc, I see them in explorer but when I try to copy them (for example Autocad files) I keep getting message : The system cannot read from the specified device,
in Winamp I have skin which says the music is being played, but no sound comes out of my speakers, I played the same Cd on my laptop, all OK,
as for settings I cant find no mention of permissions anywhere around ...
I succeded to copy files from Cd on my desktop, but they can't be played not even from there...
I have Autoplay, so when I put Cd or DVD I keep receiving the msg I mentioned in my first post ...
Thanks. ;) :tazz: :tazz: ;)
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so it was working before installing DirectX 9.0, now it is not? I see M$ in its infinite wizdom has no uninstall option? I did a google search for removing DrectX9.0 and came up with this http://www.softwaret...php/t-4811.html

Which as a link to this Remove DirectX 9

which takes you to http://myappz.tk/

here is the "readme" info file from this link:

DirectX Eradicator 2.0
Your Guide To Uninstalling and Restoring DirectX


Release Notes

Version 2.0 includes the following enhancements and fixes:

* OS detection mechanism - enabling DXE to be run on ALL? localized
versions of Windows 2000 or later; not just "English".

* DX uninstall/rollback support for Windows Server 2003.

* Automated DX rollback for Windows 98*admin

NOTICE: The following operating systems are NOT supported:

- Windows NT 3.5/4.0
- Windows XP w/ Service Pack 2
- Server 2003 w/ Service Pack 1
- Windows Codenamed: Longhorn
- Windows -> 64-bits

Version Check

DXE uses "FIND.EXE" to detect your operating system. This file should
already be installed during Windows setup. If not, you must copy this
file to either one of the following system folders below -

* IF you're running Windows 9X or ME, copy FIND.EXE to:


* IF you're running Windows 2K-XP-2K3, copy FIND.EXE to:


Also make sure both the TEMP and TMP variables are set to the "root"
drive. In most cases, you won't have to make changes here.


Windows File Protection will be disabled on Windows 2000/XP/2003 by
default. If you're uncomfortable with this, please DO NOT continue!!

FYI: The "DirectX Rollback Wizard" (see below) will also restore the
original WFP dynamic link library. If you choose not to run Rollback
but want to restore WFP functionality, open the Add/Remove Programs
Control Panel applet, select DirectX Eradicator click Change/Remove.

Cdrom Rollback

Cdrom rollback is available as a "post-uninstall" feature on systems
running Windows 98 or better... The 'FULL' retail version of DirectX
will be restored from the Windows CD; no interaction is necessary as
this process is fully automated. To initiate this procedure, double-
click the "DirectX Rollback Wizard" shortcut on the Desktop.

Windows Server 2003: All hardware acceleration features will be set
to "Enabled" by default. You can verify this by running DXDIAG.EXE.


Windows 2000/XP/2K3 users must be logged on as an Administrator, or
a member of the Administrators' group to use DirectX Eradicator. In
addition, "Cryptographic Services" MUST BE ENABLED; to view a list
of running services, type: NET START at the command console.

MS04-016 info

DXE will remove all files and registry information pertaining to the
DirectPlay security vulnerability patch - KB839643. It is recommended
you reinstall this patch once you have successfully restored DirectX
from your Windows CD.


DirectX Eradicator (DXE) is FREEWARE and is freely distributable as
long as the original distribution archive remains intact -- with no
files having been added, removed, or altered in any manner.
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