Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 DVD-RW Drive not recognizing .exe files

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 not recognizing .xmp & .ORF picture files from photoshop
Backed up my 5000 photos to an ext. HD from photoshop elements. I've tried the "backup" and "copy" pathways. When I attempt to restore my photos to my new computer, also windows 7, the .xmp and .ORF files will not open. I'm hoping someone has an explanation for this. If I can't restore these images...
Music, Pictures & Video
CD Drive not recognizing any CD.
My computer won't recognize any CD or DVD I put in. Won't even come up in My Computer I tried a few Fix-It programs that were suggested in a similar thread, but they couldn't seem to locate the problem. After looking into Computer Management I came up with this message. Any suggestions? ...
Drive not recognizing blu ray discs
Hi I have a Sony Vaio E-Series VPCEC1S1E with a Combi drive optiarc bc-5500-h it will play CD/DVD's but I put in a Blu Ray and it's say "Please insert disc into drive" the driver is up to date and I have played Blu Rays for the last year but doesn't even recognize there is a disc in the drive...
Hardware & Devices
PC not recognizing External Drive
Hey guys! So i have a 1Tb external Drive (USB) and its never had any problems until now. I just recently reinstalled windows and when I try plugging in my external drive and then powering it on. My PC doesn't recognize it. I know that it knows its plugged in because it is showing up in Device...
Hardware & Devices
DVD drive not recognizing any discs
I apologize if i have created this thread in the completely wrong forum i have absolutely no idea where the DVD drive would come under! But A few months ago my laptop broke (the hard drive was completely worn out) and when i got it back the discs were playing fine. A lot of people say it doesn't...
Hardware & Devices
Not Recognizing Hard Drive
Windows 7 doesn't seem to recognize my hard drive during installation. The hard drive, along with the computer, are brand new. In my bios it says: IDE Channel 1 Slave The hard drive is a 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue and the motherboard is a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H.
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App