Re: Can't play CD's and DVD's
If you mean that you are at a tab "general" that states "this device is
working properly" the message has little basis with reality. It means that a
device driver is installed, with which Windows is happy. I can install a
device driver for a dial up modem and have the same message, even if there is
NO modem installed."
I agree with Zach that the problem is likely hardware. Work your way
through this article.
> -- Thanks Zachd, I will check the WMP info as soon as.
> I can't believe it is a drive failure, as I hardly use it (main usage is via
> my PC).
> I use a collectorz system that reads discs so I can build up a music
> collection. When I now insert a disc nothing happens because the disc won't
> Also, I installed real player just to see if that worked, but it did not.
> What is strange though, is I haven't received any error messages, also when
> I click on properties for the drive, I'm told it is working ok
> "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
> > Does it work at all in Explorer, let alone the player?
> > This sounds like a drive failure.
> > --
> > Speaking for myself only.
> > See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> > --
> > "Johnno" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:5F7F0665-A9F5-4F11-9CC2-6A3678976AA0@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an Acer Aspire 5610 running vista, which was upgraded from XP. No
> > > problems were encountered during installation. I was able to play cd's and
> > > dvd's, until a week ago. Since then I insert a disc and nothing happens, I
> > > click on Media Player 11 and it prompts me to place a disc in drive E:
> > > When I
> > > click on "My Computer" the drive is there but a red circle with a diagonal
> > > red line through it appears on top. I have tried uninstalling and
> > > reinstalling the drive etc. Still no joy.
> > > Any ideas
> > > --
> > > CSJ