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Windows 7: Dvd drive won't play upon clicking

27 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
Dvd drive won't play upon clicking

I had this problem in this problem in the past and it was solved, but I've got it again and can't find that thread.

When a dvd is in the drive, I used to be able to just click it and it would play.

Now, if I click it, it opens and shows the info on the disc and I have to figure out which one to click.

It also says, ready to be burned at bottom - but the dvd is fine, and plays normally.

I just would like to be able to click it and have it play.



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27 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Easiest things first. Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started?

"Ready to be Burned" sounds like a ripper/burner program. Have you got it running?
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27 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64

I haven't played Dvds on my comp in a long time, so I don't have a restore point to use.

The "ready to be burned" was also the message I was getting in the past when I had the problem.

As I said, this was solved by someone in a previous thread - Guess I'll just have to go through all my previous history to find the solution.
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29 Nov 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

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29 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional X64

Thanks for reply,

When I right click the drive, there is no such message to delete temp files.

Haven't tried Step Two yet.

I think the reason for the problem, is that the dvd I was watching was somehow burned as a data disc.

I didn't want that but I must have inadvertently picked that option.

The other problem is that on a store-bought dvd, if I click the drive, it used to play immediately.

Now, it says "no program associated" even though I have set the program in Default Programs.

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