Many thanks to all you guys especially pj123 who seems to have an elegant solution!
Only one problem,when I go to Device Manager, select the CD/DVD Drive, then Properties there is nothing about Settings! When I open Properties, there are 5 tabs - General, Properties, DVD Region, Volumes, Driver and Details. When I click on the Properties tab you can select CD Player Volume and adjust Digital CD Playback but there's nothing about Settings!
No doubt I'm doing something wrong so if pj123 or someone else can enlighten me thta would be much appreciated
Sorry, I am running Win 98SE and just assumed that Device Manager in Win XP would be the same. Obviously not. Maybe the two options, Disconnect and Auto Insert Notification are not required for Win XP.
Bottom yellow box. unzip it then right click the .inf file and choose install. It loads the icon into Control Panel, it's a handy set of tools that I use on my 98se desktop used it for years. You can repair system files rebuild shortcut icons etc plus I think it deals with the CD drive cannot just remember as I am on my XP Laptop at the mo.