Hi, using NEC 3520. If I insert ANY disc, Windows does not recognize the disc, let me elaborate. When disc is first inserted, the mouse turns into a disc icon like normal, signaling that it is reading the disc, ok. Now, normally Windows would prompt me with the AutoRun dialog, asking me what I want to do with the files, now it doesn’t; this is not my main concern, but it is a sign that something has gone wrong. MAINLY, I am concerned with the fact that in Windows Explorer, the name and icon for the DVD-RW drive does not update with the name of the disc after the disc has been loaded, it simply still says “DVD-RW Drive” instead of the name of the disc. I can still access the files on the disc, so that is okay, but the name and autorun don’t work.
Let me tell you that this has happened to ALL of my systems, on ALL operating systems, NUMEROUS times, this exact same thing, it just hasn’t happened to me for a couple of years. A fresh install of Windows has ALWAYS fixed it; I would like to know a real cause or solution.
To solve the problem I tried the following things:
- Checked registry for Autorun setting; it is on.
- Tried turning Autorun off in Registry, and then turning it back on (worth a try)
- Changed IDE cables for the drive.
- Rebooted Windows without the drive connected to IDE, shut down, reconnected IDE (uninstall, reinstall drive)
Nothing has worked. What the hell is this and do any of you have the same annoying problems that I do?