Problems launching CDs in Vista
Posted on 2011-03-02
I'm having issues with a Vista Home Premium SP2 Dell PC. The operating system is 64 bit.
The DVDRW drive was not being recognized by Vista. I applied the 'upper and lower filters fix' suggested by Microsoft and it fixed the problem. The DVDRW drive appears in explorer. Now there's another problem I can't figure out.
When I insert a music CD into the drive, the autoplay dialog pops up, I select Windows Media Player and it works as it should.
When I close Media Player and double click on the DVDRW drive in Windows Explorer, I get an error message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."
If I right click on the DVDRW drive and select explore, I can view the music tracks. If I right click a track and select play or open, the song will play in Media Player.
This only happens with audio CDs. A movie on DVD works fine, and program CDs seem to work OK.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.