On a new Dell Optiplex 260 with Windows 2000 Professional, after using the CD drive to load a number of programs successfully, it suddently started showing every data CD as an Audio disk, even though there is no audio on it. Also, the Windows CD Player pops up as if to play audio, but of course it can't. Sometimes, but not often, I can click away the Player and then right click on the drive icon and have it allow me to explore the disk's contents.
I had a technicial who is familiar with W2K take a look at it and he has never seen the problem before. After poking around various settings, he was unable to resolve it. The drive is a reader-writer that came installed, and the machine also has a DVD player drive.
So far, haven't seen any solution in the MS Knowledge Base.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.