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Windows 7: DVD-RW Drive not recognizing .exe files

25 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
DVD-RW Drive not recognizing .exe files

I have a Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 that I recently installed on a brand new computer that I built myself. I am running win 7 64 bit. I have been having problems with auto play and I thought it might have been the drive so I ordered another drive and its doing it with that one too.

What is happening is when I insert a software CD or DVD windows typically would autoplay the setup.exe or whatever the .exe file is (depending on your autoplay settings). Well, for some reason my computer is not even seeing those files. If I browse the DVD I can open the file that way but for some reason autoplay cannot see the setup.exe file to auto start it. My Autoplay settings are all on default except the software one which is set to install. For some reason it seems that every DVD or CD I enter is recognized as a mixed content cd and the default action when double clicking the drive icon in my computer is to launch the folder with all the files in it. Also, typically if its a software cd or dvd the drive icon changes to the exe file's icon. Mine doesn't and remains the same. The name changes from DVD RW Drive (F: ) to DVD RW Drive (f: ) OFFICE12......(this is office 2007 CD). I searched google and everywhere for any similar problems but could not find any solutions. I have tried everything. And so everyone knows the CDs/DVDs I run all have the autorun.inf file so I know it cant be that kind of problem. Thanks all!

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25 Jun 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

For security reasons, I recommend against autorun.

Go to this link and type DVD in the Filter box there:
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
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26 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I appreciate the suggestion but I like the option of auto play for at least being able to have the choice to launch a setup.exe file from the auto play list. For some reason I cant even do that. The only things that are showing up are view pictures and view folder. I dont think its the DVD drive that is the provlem and searching at that site you listed didnt have any results except one about the DVD not writing. Any one else know of anything I can do?
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