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CD drive dont work right


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chuunarusamurai

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When i put in any cd and click explore the desktop comes up whats wrong?
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Hi chuuarusamurai!

Try going into the DEVICE MANAGER (right click MY COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES, click the HARDWARE tab and then click the DEVICE MANAGER button) and click the '+' symbol next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives and then RIGHT CLICK on the cd-rom drive in question and choose UNINSTALL. Then reboot your computer and let Windows reinstall the drivers for it and see if you still have the same problem.

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just tried it didn't work! If it helps i use a lightscribe cd-dvd drive
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can neone help me on this?
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my fault on the double post
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you have a weird problem, but let's give it a try.

what have you tried and what were the results?

we will go from there.
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I only really tried uninstalling it then reinstalling it
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It is the weirdest problem... When u go on my computer and highlight the dvd drive it says that it has 702 free space and 702 in total size but the thing is i have nothing in that drive and when i put dvd's or cds in that drive it says the same thing! When right click it and try to go on properties on the dvd-rw drive it just comes up as the desktop!


is the behavior above(posted here) still happening? what happens when a known good disk is inserted?

what changes, if any, were made on the PC prior to failing(new hardware, new software, other)?
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it burns good and everything but when i try to use it for installing cd's it isn't great because i can't explore it, it just explore the desktop!
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what happens if you do this:

right click Start
left click Explore

is there a '+' next to My computer? if so, left click the '+'

look for the cd drive(D:, E:, F:,...)
left click on the cd drive
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when i click on it (having no cd's in the cd drives), it just goes back up on the drive over it which is my hard drive but when i click my other cd drive it says no cd which is right, does that help?
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hi chuunarusamurai,

what you are seeing appears to be 'normal' behavior. when i click on an empty dvd drive on an xp pc a message is displayed "please insert disk". when cancel is pressed, the cursor jumps to a hard drive.

when explore starts at the desktop, all you need to do is navigate to the dvd drive. insert a disk and see if you can see it's contents using explore.

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