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Windows Explorer does not display the contents of the CD/DVD

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Hi,

On Windows XP SP2, I cannot see the contents of the CD/DVD in Windows Explorer.  I can see still access to it, say, thorugh Media Player if the has audio files.  also, the name assigned to the CD is displayed in the Windows Explorer.  When I click on it, it just jumps to the folder one level up.  This is happening in the last few days and after this incident I ran cleaned up the system using ccleaner, still no luck.

Any ideas, what is going on?

Thanks

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Sounds like you might have picked up a rootkit along the way.

Can you access things through the command prompt?  Get a directory listing?  Execute a file?

You could try installing TweakUI, then using it to hide the drive.  Reboot.  Unhide the drive.  Reboot.  That may clear whatever's causing the problem.
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I tried TweakUI, stil no luck.  Yes, I can see the contents of the drive in the Command Window.

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That really sounds like a rootkit.  Try RootKitRevealer.

http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/rootkitrevealer.html

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Oh, yeah!  Try changing the drive letter too.  Admin Tools, Comp Mgmt, Disk Mgr, right click on disk and change drive letter.
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Thanks...
1) changed the drive letter to e: and was able to see the contents
2) changed it back to D: again, and lost it
3) ran RootkitRvealer and did not notice anything unusual
4) went to drive properties>recording and enabled desktop cd recording, then I was able to see the contents on d:
5) disabled desktop cd recording and STILL able to see the contents on d:

might sound strange but toggling desktop cd recording did the trick

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Cool!  ACM defeated!
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