Windows will not recognize newly inserted disc

By hunter7795 ยท 7 replies
Apr 20, 2004
  1. Hello,

    I am having a problem with my NEC 1300A DVDR drive. For some reason it isn't updating the TOC of discs that I put into the drive. I will have to open and close the drive door numerous times before it will update the table of contents inside of Windows Explorer. In the meantime it will display the TOC of a disc that I took out a long time ago and will still allow me to open up files from a disc that isn't even in the drive. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

  2. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    what version of windows are you running? when is the last ttime you ran a scan disk or defrag? do you have more then one cdrom drive on your system? does the 2nd drive have the same problem?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have to hit F5 to refresh the file list in Explorer.
  4. hunter7795

    hunter7795 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows XP SP2 RC1

    I run defrag every night. Only one CDROM drive.

    I hit F5 and nothing changes. I have to reinsert the disc 3 times before the TOC changes. I think I may have fixed it though. I had Alcohol installed and it created a virtual drive. Once I removed that program my problems stopped for now.

  5. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    yeah it sounds like you got it fixed, let us know if anything changes
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I have seen this problem before on my computer WinXP Pro. I also think I've seen it happen before when I was using Windows 98 or ME, but that was so long ago I don't quite remember.
    Never found a fix, and it doesn't seem to happen in XP anymore.
  7. hunter7795

    hunter7795 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortunately that didn't fix the problem, I have no idea what's going on. I'll post if I find a conclusion.

  8. charles d

    charles d TS Rookie


    Yeah I'm having the same problem. Please do post if you come across something.
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