CD-Rom reads wrong

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When I put a data disk in one particular cd-rom the file (XPsp2) shows up as a media player file. This is the only box it does it on as I have used this disk before. Anybody seen this? Thanks

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Yes, usually it has been the CD Drive but once or twice it was a burned CD that some drives just would not see properly.

To test your problem, I would temporarily replace the CD ROM drive with one that you know correctly identifies the XP SP2 disk. Power up and see if your system will now correctly ID the disk.

best in troubleshooting,

dmw

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  • Tcor99
    Go into Folder Options, File Types. Make sure .exe is not associated with Media Player. If this is the only machine that is doing it, I doubt it is the disc.
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  • Itmastervb
    it may be because of several reason... fist the file file u r trying to open, its supporting software is not installed in ur computer. try to install that software and open directly that file from the software. ckeck in the property of windows media player, if this file is mention as a media file the window media player. if it is so remove that.
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