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DVD drive problem

By FMSoldier ยท 8 replies
Jan 17, 2011
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  1. It is sort of a weird problem I am getting. I have a Sony Vaio with a Pioneer dvd-rw Dvr-106D. it was working fine but then i upgraded to windows 7, and it's when my problems started. It says it is installed and everything, but when i put a data disc it does not read it or prompt me what i would like to do. But when i pop in a DVD, it opens up windows media player and plays it. If anyone has any suggestions on what I could do, i would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day.
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    There's an option in the Control Panel called Default Programs ... select it and then choose Change Autoplay settings. From there you can choose the default action for each type of media or specify that no action be taken.
  3. FMSoldier

    FMSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All of them have the option "Ask me Everytime". But it doesn't seem to do it :(
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Are you still able to see the DVD drive in the My Computer screen, and access it from there?
  5. FMSoldier

    FMSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, it shows there is a DVD RW Drive (D:).
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    So your issue is that when you insert a new media into that drive, that no option comes up asking you what to do with it? But otherwise everything works ok?
  7. FMSoldier

    FMSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well when i insert a DVD movie it autoplays and plays just fine. but when i insert anything else like music, or another installation disc or dvd that is not a movie, nothing comes up. Its weird.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    That is weird.Try resetting all defaults in the autoplay window.
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184


    I had a maybe similar issue with my Dell computer and DVD drive over last 6-8 weeks where tray door wouldn't want to stay closed, sometimes it didn't want to stay open on my first few tries using it (then it would eventually work)

    I just found a firmware update from my DVD drive this morning on Dell's support site and installed it. At least since the morning, it's working again for me. (fingers crossed) Maybe check for firmware updates as well on your system or drive vendor's support site

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