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Burner acting like a storage device??


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#1 killerx525

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:42 AM

My uncles laptop burner is acting like storage device. The icon on computer is a storage device icon. Every time he inserts a DVD movie it doesn't auto play, in windows media player you would usually see the DVD on the side but you see it as storage device icon which you can't play it. The only way to play it is by playing the .vob file on the DVD. I checked device manager and i found the burner is in the disk drive section which is really strange. Any ideas on how solving this?

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Edited by killerx525, 22 March 2011 - 12:49 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:16 AM

First go to device manager and right click the mis-labled drive and click uninstall.

Reboot the computer.

Let me know if the drive is now listed as a DVD drive.

If not we'll have to edit a key in the Windows registry.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:53 AM

I can't tell my uncle to do those steps at the moment because his sleeping right now but can give the registry steps if the first suggestion doesn't work?

Edit: I am assuming after uninstalling the DVD drive the rebooting it will let the burner re detect and hoping it will go into the right list.

Edited by killerx525, 22 March 2011 - 07:40 AM.

>Michael 
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

Edit: I am assuming after uninstalling the DVD drive the rebooting it will let the burner re detect and hoping it will go into the right list.

It usually does, the reason is because the Windows operating systems use the plug and play device I.D from the device firmware, the firmware I.D. will cause windows to assign a CD or DVD icon and offer auto play options for the drive.

Not all operating systems have auto play activated by default, specially Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1 or SP2 and Windows 7 and Windows 7 SP1.

The reason the auto play feature is disabled is to prevent unauthorized cd or dvd content from running on a machine.

Instead of auto play, a window will pop up asking what you want to do with the request coming from the CD/DVD disk in question.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:00 AM

That autoplay pop up doesn't even pop up <_<

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