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Wont auto play any disc

Cannot load a disc put 1 in green light flashes then stops

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First off thanks for choosing fixya.com

It could be that "autoplay" has been disabled. Here are some steps to enable autoplay.

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then gently click on your CD / DVD Rom Drive just until it becomes highlighted.
  3. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  4. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.
  5. Then click on the Auto Play tab at the top of the screen.
  6. You can adjust settings for Music CDs, Music Files, Pictures, Video Files and Mixed Content.
  7. Now select a multimedia types by using the pull down arrow to the right with your mouse.
  8. Then for each multimedia type, use your mouse to encircle the Select an action to perform: option.
  9. To disable that multimedia type, click on the Take no action icon at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Now click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  11. Continue in the above fashion for each multimedia type, choosing the Take no action option.
  12. And ensure that you click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  13. Once all options have been set, then click on OK button to exit the CD Drive Properties window.
  14. Repeat the above procedure on any additional CD Rom Drives you have in your system.
  15. Note: If you feel you have made a mistake, you can click on the Restore Defaults icon at any time.
You can also double click "My Computer" then click the drive letter the cd/dvd is in. If nothing still happens it may be a failing or broken cd/dvd drive. Ensure that the cd's are clean and free of any major scratches.

Hope this helps you out
Jei.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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