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Dvd dual layer

I purchased my laptop several months ago and live in a remote location, not easy to get work done under warranty. My dvd player will not read a cd or dvd unless i restart the pc, when i remove it and try another one it still reads the previous dvd unless i restart the pc. I have tried everything with autoplay because i believe that autoplay has something to do with it but even that wont work

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  • penny5 Aug 16, 2007

    :) thanks for the advice but I am a bit of a nummy when it comes to computers I know enough just to get by. I cant even find the zoom out in IE. Would like to have a go but need to be able to work that one out first
    thankyou for your kind assistance cheers Penny



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Hi, Had this problem once in XP Pro SP2 and tried so many remedies which did not correct it. Finally, I found out that my registry was modified by a malicious software (maybe a virus even). It would then possibly be: a modified registry value; a tweaking utility was applied (like Tweak-XP Pro or TweakUI), and/or an update or security software disabled/modified some default features. Of particular interest was the setting at this registry entry: HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer I have attached a screenshot of the current settings/values of this particular entry. Of course, the usual precaution when modifying registry applies - backup, copy old values that you may revert if it does not work, etc.

Posted on Aug 15, 2007

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    Louie Role Aug 15, 2007

    Hi again,
    I reviewed the post and noticed that the screenshot in my browser did not show the values, to see all you have to: right click on image, click on View Image (Mozilla) and Zoom out in IE.
    Hope this gives you an idea or two. Good luck and pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.



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