Since I lent my computer to a friend(WINDOWS XP) whose own is broken, I have had a few problems. The latest one is that I cannot get any disc to play. It goes into the drive, lights flash, it makes all the usual noises but then nothing. I have looked at device manager and can see no yellow exclamation marks or anything untoward. I really need a solution as I need to get on with an OU essay and to play a disc. Anyone offer some advice please, apart from never offer the use of ones computer.
Sorry, I should have explained that the computer has not been moved, so it is unlikley that anything has come loose. Please could you explain a bit more re the autoplay tab? I can see the name of the drive, is that what I should be looking for? Sorry to be so dim :)
if you can see the name of the drive, right click on it and choose properties, and the second tab should be autoplay. Have a look in there and choose what you want it to do with various kinds of disks, eg for music CD click in 'select an action to perform' and highlight 'play music cd using windows media player' then click 'apply' Next time you bung in an audio cd it should automatically play using media player.
keef66 --- unless media player has a fault and an alternative player is not chosen. Northerngirl does the Win Med Player show on monitor---- if so insert a music disc and check the progress bar at the bottom to see if its playing. If it is use system restore ---after saving any important files----to a point where you know it last played. PC's do sometimes get their knickers in a twist
Thanks everyone for taking the trouble to help. Media player is working OK, with music already on there but no disc is working in the drive. I need to have it working as I have a Uni disc I need to play. I think I will now go and punch a cushion or something :)