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Windows 7: DVD/RWs suddenly not working correctly

17 Jun 2017   #1
SoloAmigo

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 
DVD/RWs suddenly not working correctly

Hi all,

On my HTPC, my DVD/RW drives are not behaving properly, and I'm not sure why. They no longer have the proper menu on right-click with a disk inserted, double-clicking opens rather than playing CDs and DVDs. I CAN play a DVD by using the menu in VLC to open it, but this is causing a major issue in my son's math program (Teaching Textbooks) because apparently this issue is preventing the program from opening his math problems, grrr. This just started in the past few days. I recently did a few Windows updates, but I do not recall anything related to the drives, nor do I remember if this started before or after the updates. Appreciate any advice! First pic: drive no longer shows disc name or that it's a DVD in it. Second pic: the result of double-clicking a DVD (used to play it) Third pic: right-click menu on a DVD




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19 Jun 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Solo mate if you have not already I would suggest you run thes for starters as they are the basic stuff
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums - some say best run for three runs
and this
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums I prefer the command line method but it is your choice but the command line will let you use the /f (fix) and the /r (repair) switches.
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