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Problem with CD/DVD Drive

  1. Aug 5, 2009 #1
    I have an HP Pavilion a6528p desktop. Whenever I insert a cd or dvd autoplay doesn't start. Then when I click on my computer I shows that there is a disk with data on it, but when I click on it, it says:
    "E:/

    Application not found"

    it used to try to burn a disk even if it had information on it, but now it doesn't even find the disk drive, other than installing a driver what else can I do?
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2009 #2

    chroot

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    Right click on the drive and hit "Explore." Let us know if any files show up.

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  4. Aug 5, 2009 #3
    I clicked Explore and files for the dvd I have in it came up. Usually nothing comes up though. If I reinstall the driver will it fix the problem of not being able to double click on the drive?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 #4

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    It doesn't sound like you have anything remotely related to a driver problem. Drivers allow your operating system to communicate with your hardware, and that's clearly happening just fine.

    Does the DVD have a file called "autorun.inf" on it? You might have to change your settings to show hidden files, as this file is normally hidden.

    I suspect that your computer is working correctly, and you're simply trying to use the autorun function on a disc with no autorun information.

    - Warren
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 #5
    Just a couple of days ago it wouldn't show me any files even when I clicked explore. I don't know why it all of a sudden started showing me files.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 #6

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    Well, I certainly can't tell you what happened a couple of days ago.

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  8. Aug 5, 2009 #7
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