Windows 98 read as audio CD?

  faintly curious 16:47 10 Feb 2003

Having just formatted a disc and installed Windows 98 on it, I now find that when I need to access the disc to load drivers for cards etc, the system thinks that it is an audio disc and launches CD player. Also I cannot browse the disc. Yet other data discs are recognised and run without a problem. Please can anyone shed any light on this?

  exodus 16:55 10 Feb 2003

Maybe Windows did not load properly or the Windows disc is damaged or dirty. Clean the disc gently and see if it improves. Failing that, I can only suggest format and reinstall again but if the disc is damaged, you may be unable to install this time.

  faintly curious 17:00 10 Feb 2003

No, the disc is fine. I've tried it in other systems and they have no problem reading it.

  BRYNIT 17:02 10 Feb 2003

Are you saying that you copied Win 98 onto a formatted CD disk or you have formatted your hard drive and re-installed win98

  faintly curious 17:04 10 Feb 2003

It's a fresh installation onto a newly formatted hard drive.

  Gongoozler 17:06 10 Feb 2003

faintly curious, if you right click on the drive in My Computer and select Properties, this could give a clue as to what your computer thinks the disk is. I don't think there can be anything in your Windows installation that could cause this problem. Could someone have switched disks?

  faintly curious 17:33 11 Feb 2003

There is no doubt that the computer thinks the Windows CD is an audio disc, and I can guarantee that the disc has not been switched - it works fine on other systems.

  jazzypop 17:47 11 Feb 2003

Start by disabling the auto-play - see click here

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