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DVD/CD Drive won't Auto Start Discs

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    DVD/CD Drive won't Auto Start Discs


    I have a new Asus Laptop running 64 bit 8.1 Windows Operating System.
    It has a celeron processor @ 1.86 Ghz with 4GB of Ram.

    The DVD/CD Drive will not auto start any discs, DVD or CD.
    I have set the auto start at "on" and in the control panel I have it checked to auto play all media. It still does not auto start when I insert a cd or dvd. I can however, manually see the files and play a music cd.

    Any help appreciated.

    dino81

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  2. #2


    There appears to be some corruption between Windows and the drive.

    Go to the Device Manager. RIGHT click on the entry for the CD/DVD drive to highlight it and then LEFT click "uninstall" DO NOT uninstall any drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the drive. If there were any Windows corruption this will fix it.

    If you are still having problems, since it is a new PC, best to contact the PC Vendor. If there is some problem only the PC Vendor can have it corrected under warranty.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the quick reply fireberd.
    I did as you suggested and it worked once with a music cd. After that it would not work again, so I un-installed it again and it wouldn't work the second time, so I guess you're right, there is some kind of corruption between windows and the drive...The warranty is still good, so will take it back to where I purchased it..
    Thanks for the help.

    dino81
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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