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#1 vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:06

Hi guys.. I've been trying to troubleshoot this for the past 2 hours with no luck so far, so I thought I'd turn to this resource in the hope that someone may have had the problem and has fixed it and can share how.

Anyways, the problem is this: When I put a blank CD in my burner, the my computer icon changes from "CD-RW Drive" to "CD Drive". The icon is just a normal drive instead of the proper icon that says CDR on it when you put in a blank CD.

Further to that, the autorun dialog doesn't pop up. If I double click the drive with the blank cd in it, I get "E:\ drive not accessible. Incorrect function"

Has ANYONE had this problem before and fixed it? If so, please say how you did so I can make things normal again. Thanks!



(PS. The properties of the drive has the Recording tab, so XP is detecting it as a burner fine. It also burns fine. To reiterate, the issue is that when I put in a blank CD, the drive changes to read "CD Drive" and doesn't display the correct icon.)


#2 OptiPlex

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:12

That either means the CD burner or the CD media is .... BAD!

#3 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:15

the hardware and media is fine. I've uninstalled some burning software and I think that's what caused the problem. It must've removed a registry entry or something. I'm confident that a format would fix this tiny little issue, but I'd rather not go that far. I'd rather fix it if possible.

which is why I'm asking for help from those who might have previously had this problem. not random guesses.

#4 butterflychoke

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:19

This often happens to me. I just ignore it and click on the drive, or use Nero.
Autoplay is an annoyance for me. And the icon changes or not as it likes, it does not affect the usefulness of the drive.

I would just ignore it..
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#5 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:21

well see, i'm the type of person who cant ignore it. 1) its never done this before and 2) its not supposed to do this.

so it'll eat away at me until I fix it unfortunately. i'm just not a fan of "format to fix the problem" as most of the time I find a way to fix it without going that far.

#6 kongit

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:34

Go into the device manager and uninstall the cd drive's driver. then shutdown and restart. Windows should notice a new peice of hardware. Alas it is your cdrom. It should reinstall the driver for it.

I have never had that problem, but it sounds very much like a driver problem.

#7 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:34

good idea kongit but unfortunately i've tried that already during my troubleshooting. didn't work

#8 kongit

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:35

oh well. Windows sucks in the hardware department for long term use with out problems. Great at installing hard ware though.

#9 trashpickinman

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:36

try deleting UpperFilters and LowerFilters from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} backup first, delete, then restart

edit: from both microsoft and roxio knowledge base

#10 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:38

thx mate, I've already tried that too.

#11 trashpickinman

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:49

what burning software did you uninstall?

#12 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:52

roxio easy media creator 7. I'm only guessing that they're related as I didn't notice this issue prior to uninstalling it. (i've also posted on their forum)

#13 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 14:54

has anyone experienced this and fixed the problem?

#14 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 19:51

FYI.. I've fixed the icon when I insert a blank cd. It displays the cd icon with a CDR on it now. big thanks to dazzla. what fixed it was in REGEDIT, go to...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons

in drive icons, there was an E and an F under that on my PC. each of those had "DefaultIcon" .. deleted both of those, rebooted and all is fixed.

so again, thanks to dazzla!


now i just need to fix the damn thing from changing to say CD Drive when I insert a blank cd


PS. i was wrong..roxio 7 didnt cause my problem. the icon issue was caused by Stardock Iconpackager. the other issue i dunno yet, but dazzla has it too and he's never used roxio.

sooo roxio users rejoice!

#15 OP vetSpyder

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 20:40

ok maybe this is proper functionality. could anyone with a cdburner and XP confirm something for me.

open My Computer. Your burner says "CD-RW Drive" right? Put in a blank CD. Does the drive change suddenly to say "CD Drive"?

Somone please confirm. Thanks!



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