Dimension 3100 I have two disc drives one is dvd

January 8, 2013 at 05:46:35
Specs: Windows XP

Hi,Can anbody help I have two disc drives one dvd the other is the normal disc drive the dvd will read a dis but the other wont can any body help solve this problem,I can go to folders to read the disc but it wont start on its own?

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January 8, 2013 at 05:52:38

If the second DRIVE, not disk, can read media when using Windows explorer then there is nothing wrong with the drive. The Autorun feature is a Windows function which you can adjust.

I am using Windows 7 right now and don't recall the exact location of the settings you want in WinXP.

In Windows 7 it is called Auto play and is located in Control Panel. Try there.

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January 8, 2013 at 06:28:04

Open My Computer, right click on on the drive then click Properties. Click on the AutoPlay tab, choose the action you want, then click Apply

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January 8, 2013 at 06:37:47

This is an hardware issue. Make sure the jumper setting is properly done if communication cable is IDE but if its SATA its automatics(which cannot be) on individual drives. Then the two would be effective.

Check inside desktop case(box) and see how the drives is connected to the board. If an IDE communication cable is used the above guide would resolve the issue by setting one jumper on MASTER and other on SLAVE or check the drives back for own settings.


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January 8, 2013 at 06:47:25

It's NOT a hardware issue.

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January 8, 2013 at 09:52:59

It is not a hardware issue. albert can see the disk but they need to setup autorun. Read the posts more thoroughly.

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January 9, 2013 at 03:43:31

Hi Othehill,Thanks for your answer I have the same problem on my Windows 7 but what do you alter the setting to have tried with out sucess,our could it just need the lens cleaning it is on an HP Paviillion lap top

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January 9, 2013 at 07:53:09


Your problem does not sound the same. For best results I suggest you start your own thread here in the hardware forum. Piggybacking is not good. Post all the details including computer model or specs and description of the problem and your attempts at repair.

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