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Windows 7: Computer changed DVD/CD Drive to CDFS and won't play discs

02 May 2013   #1
SJKNG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Computer changed DVD/CD Drive to CDFS and won't play discs

After trying to back up some of my music cds (store-purchased) using EAC and a .WAV converter then removing the programs the next day because they were too cumbersome for me, my computer suddenly decided to not autoplay or even play ANY discs inserted into the drive (the same discs that have always played just fine). Now, when I put a disc in the drive, it says "0 bytes free of 0 bytes" CDFS. This is totally new, and I've never seen this CDFS before. When I double-click the drive, it says, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or if one is already installed, create and association in the Default Programs Control Panel". If I right-click it, and hit open, it opens and I can see the files and they do play, but what the heck? I've searched like crazy for a solution, but have gotten nowhere. Is there a way to put my DVD/CD drive settings back the way they were, or am I looking at doing a complete system recovery? Thank you so much for any advice.


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02 May 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Do a System Restore back to a date BEFORE the music CD backup procedure/program install and see if that clears it.

I use "Audiograbber" a free CD ripping program. It will rip to wav or Mp3 and will even rip CD-G (Karaoke) CD's.

Audiograbber: Audiograbber, free CD ripper, mp3 encoder and audio recorder for Windows
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02 May 2013   #3
SJKNG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thank you so much for your reply. Unfortunately, that's not an option because my computer doesn't list a restore point to before this, even though this all occurred yesterday and the night before (looks like I need to change my restore settings). Any other ideas?
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02 May 2013   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click to Highlight the entry for the CD drive and the LEFT click "Uninstall". Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall it. This MAY fix it.
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02 May 2013   #5
SJKNG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thank you again for your reply. I did as you suggested, but unfortunately still have the same issue. I was so hopeful! I'm just at a complete loss. I hate to have to do a system recovery, but I guess I may have to? (provided my recovery discs will even be read by the drive to begin the recovery process) I'm still not even sure what caused this. *Stupid question alert*- In a case where a person downloads and then uninstalls several programs- do programs ever move important files from their original locations on your computer to folders in the downloaded program, that then get deleted when you uninstall the program? Sorry, just had to ask... Thanks again!
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03 May 2013   #6
SJKNG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Just a quick update- After running sfc /scannow and chkdsk, along with some other things with no success, I decided to just go ahead and do a system recovery, which fixed the problem. Thank you again, and I'll check out the "Audiograbber" that you mentioned.
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03 May 2013   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Too bad it got to the System Recovery stage. You have to watch downloading programs as some will install extra garbage that you don't realize its installing, including malware. Good idea to manually set a System Restore point before installing any software, just for this reason.
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03 May 2013   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJKNG View Post
Just a quick update- After running sfc /scannow and chkdsk, along with some other things with no success, I decided to just go ahead and do a system recovery, which fixed the problem. Thank you again, and I'll check out the "Audiograbber" that you mentioned.
That was perhaps the only way to go.

However hard I tried to find a solution for this problem doing a google search, I could not find any handle. Three DELL tech. support personnel tried to help one of the users with the same problem. All suggested methods, including some registry manipulation failed. What was clear however was that it is not a hardware problem. ( One user finally reinstalled Windows.)

I was about to suggest the only solution that came to my mind that of restoring the default file associations. If you look here Default File Type Associations - Restore there is one registry merge file for AudioCD - Audio CD protocol associations. I was not sure whether it would have helped. Thought Brink would know better about it and kept quiet.
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30 Oct 2015   #9
Rat1

Seven 64-bit
 
 
jumanji Your fix helped me years later

jumanji, I hope you see this- your fix did work for me. I was late to the party- 911 days to be exact, and I've been messing with this for three days.
My symptoms occurred after I downloaded RealPlayer to convert some music files to MP3- since WMP doesn't do this. I then uninstalled RealPlayer and that's when I had the issue. Tried re-installing, Registry fixes, driver fixes and your association restore fix was what did the trick.
I hope this gets to you so you know your post did help someone- thank you much!
I'll try to pay it forward- but, I'm pretty dumb!
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30 Oct 2015   #10
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Real Player and all of their programs flat out suck.
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