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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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Re: dvd dual layer

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.

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