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Contents of CD-ROM not displaying

I've just got a brand new Dell XPS M1330 with Windows Vista Home Premium. I was given a CD-R by a friend, with some photos on it. It opens fine in my old Win XP Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. However, in the new XPS, the system can't seem to recognise that there are any files on the CD. I've looked at properties, and it can see that the disk is not empty: ie there is a percentage of space that is taken up. I've tried closing the session, but that didn't make any difference. Anyone got any ideas on how to view the files on Vista?

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  • Hamish Adamson Jan 31, 2008

    It's not a pirated CD in anyway, though: it's a copy of some personal photographs from the friend who took them. This is exactly the sort of thing that CD-Rs were designed to do! However, it's a good idea to see if the manufacturer is aware of the problem, and then see if there are updates to Vista or the CD-drive driver software.

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Actually some new laptops dont identify these pirated cd types so you try and update ur vista from microsoft and see if any update for your rom driver is available!!otherwise contact your laptop vendor!!

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