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Disc Detector I cannot locate my disc detector on my control panel. How do I get it back?

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  • margy c Jun 25, 2009

    I clicked on the plus sign by "disk drives" which changed to a minus sign and a drop down said "Samsung SP1604 N" I inserted a disc again, but it didn't do anything.

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Go to Control Panel

System , Hardware , Device Manager , Disk Drives

Click on the plus sign.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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    Tom Jun 25, 2009

    I now assume that you are talking about a cd or a dvd not a hard disk.



    When you put a disk in your CD/DVD player does it start automatically ?



    If not Go to Start right click on Start select Explore , when the list appears on the left of the screen scroll down until you find the letter for your CD Drive (E or D is normal) put the cursor over the drive letter and right click on the mouse .



    Go to the bottom of the list and choose Properties



    When that opens you have tab called Autoplay click on that and select from the drop down list at the top what you want to play and on the list below what you want to open it with.



    If you have a DVD program such as Power DVD you can chose that to play DVDs while Media Player can be picked to play CDs

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