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Windows 7: Files on CD don't show

10 Feb 2015   #1
larryo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Files on CD don't show

I put a CD in Drive and it is recognized in Windows Explorer however I cannot expand the tree to see files just the CD's name shows. This happens with all CD's I put in drive. I have Win 7 with two CD/DVD burners, (an LG and Samsung), and all current updates. This just happened in last month and was fine until then. I can burn CD's in the drives and read them on another machine but for some reason neither one of my CD drives will. I have checked all wire connections and they are secure.

Thanks for any help solving this problem.

Larryo:


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11 Feb 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Check whether this helps. Fix Windows 7 AutoPlay Dialog Box Missing or Not Appear, Display and Pop Up My Digital Life especially ensuring that Shell Hardware Detection service is running.
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11 Feb 2015   #3
larryo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for reply jumanji. My Shell Hardware Detection Service in started and set to Automatic.

I reset my Autoplay to default. I went to link and corrected the registry entries. Had no entry in HKey/CurrentUser section but did in Hkey/LocalMachine part. I deleted the NoDriveAutoRun entry and changed the NoDriveTypeAutoRun to decimal (0).

Search of registry for any other NoDriveAutoRun entries showed nil.

Rebooted and the AutoPlay dialog box showed and I clicked on "Open folder to view files using windows explorer" and nothing happened. I manually opened windows explorer and tried expanding tree and view contents but still does not display contents of CD.

I might add that now when I connect my external USB drive windows explorer opens and displays contents of the drive.

Thanks again and any other suggestions will be appreciated.
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20 Feb 2015   #4
larryo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Nothing seemed to work. Ran the troubledshooter in Device manager. Cleared registry keys for Autoplay, High & Low filters. ran MS Fixit program. Disabled all startup programs with msconfig. It could read in Safe mode though. I ended up doing a repair install on the Win 7 machine and that fixed the problem.
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20 Feb 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I was really beaten down with this problem. Very strange. Didn't know where to look at.

This again is one mystery which we could not unravel.

Glad that a repair install fixed it and thanks for letting us know.
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