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DVD/CD RW on Windows Vista thinks I would like to burn a CD.......

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On  my Windows Vista when trying to read my CD (through my combo DVD/CD RW) and instead of reading it -it gives me 3 options to burn the CD instead and its on Autoplay. I want to read whats written on the CD which  are PDF files not burn it. Are there settings that I'm not aware of or is this a virus problem ?

It reads fine on my other computer which has Windows XP?
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You may experience this behavior if the drive's region is blank. Try setting your region:

Go to Disk Manager in Computer Management and right click the DVD drive. In properties, change the Region to the correct one (2= UK, 1=USA).

You can only do this a limited number of times for a specific drive.

Cheers,
Daniel
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Also, do you run VMware? I had this happen to me once and it's to do with autoplay being disabled by the VMware installation. Try this:

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSET\Services\CDRom, and look for the "Autorun" key.  If its value is set to "0", set it to "1" and reboot.

Cheers,
Daniel
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