some of you may have read my other posts regarding having to re-install xp many, many times, so far this install seems ok.
anyway, i just put in some discs so i can download stuff for my printer and camera, however the pc doesn't seem to know that there is a disc inserted. i never had this trouble in the past so i'm wondering if i've failed to do something in setting up this new xp?
is there a feature of xp you can click on which calls the machine's attention to the cd/dvd drive?
i checked the hardware devices and it does mention an hl-dt-st-dvdram gh20ns10, which i presume is the dvd drive in the tower? forgive my ignorance and lack of technical talk! it also mentions that i have a dvd/cd/rom too, which is working properly, apparently.
one thing to mention. earlier today i burnt a 'live cd' of the ubuntu os. when i put that in the cd drive it obviously works, so would that mean there is no problem as it recognizes that disc? still, i won't recognize any music disc or the ones for the camera, etc.
on my computer it has a figure of a little disc player under 'devices and removable storage.' when i click on it it shows me all the tracks on the music cd i've just put in the drive.
i have managed to download the software from the discs by going to 'my computer' and clicking on drive D, which then shows the contents of the disc.
i have managed to play music on the wmp too. what i did was the same as above, and when i clicked on a track i then clicked 'open with.' i chose wmp and i noticed a box that said, 'use this player for all files of this type', so i clicked it.
however the problem that is remaining is that i do not get asked what i would like to do with any disc that i put in the drive. any ideas?