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Expand instead of Play on CD-ROM/DVD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pierre, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Pierre

    Pierre Flightless Bird

    hi,

    when I insert a video DVD/CD-ROM in my DVD drive, XP open an explorer
    windows showing the CD/DVD content instead of trying to play its
    content. if I right-click on the drive in explorer while CD/DVD is
    inserted, the default action is Expand and Play does not even show :(

    any idea ?

    TIA, Pierre
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Pierre wrote:
    > when I insert a video DVD/CD-ROM in my DVD drive, XP open an
    > explorer windows showing the CD/DVD content instead of trying to
    > play its content. if I right-click on the drive in explorer while
    > CD/DVD is inserted, the default action is Expand and Play does not
    > even show :(
    >
    > any idea ?


    Are you trying to play a movie? Executable? Music?

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  3. Pierre

    Pierre Flightless Bird

    On Jan 4, 11:12 pm, "Shenan Stanley" <newshel...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Pierre wrote:
    > > when I insert a video DVD/CD-ROM in my DVD drive, XP open an
    > > explorer windows showing the CD/DVD content instead of trying to
    > > play its content. if I right-click on the drive in explorer while
    > > CD/DVD is inserted, the default action is Expand and Play does not
    > > even show :(

    >
    > > any idea ?

    >
    > Are you trying to play a movie?  Executable?  Music?


    I would like to play a movie/listen to music but it seems that XP
    (SP3) does not recognize the media as what they are and treat them as
    data media instead of what they are.
    if I manually run Media Player or any software DVD player, I can play
    movie/listen to music but the explorer seems not to "see" that I did
    not inserted video/music medium :(
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Pierre wrote:
    > hi,
    >
    > when I insert a video DVD/CD-ROM in my DVD drive, XP open an explorer
    > windows showing the CD/DVD content instead of trying to play its
    > content. if I right-click on the drive in explorer while CD/DVD is
    > inserted, the default action is Expand and Play does not even show :(
    >
    > any idea ?
    >
    > TIA, Pierre


    Hold down the [Shift] key as you insert the CD (or maybe the [Ctrl] key, I
    forget which]
     
  5. WCVanHorne

    WCVanHorne Flightless Bird

    I had the exact same problem and tried almost everything. Particularly
    frustrating since I have 3 virtually identical boxes and only one was
    acting up. What finally worked was method #3 here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330135

    The one about setting "allocatecdroms" to "0".

    Good luck!
     

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