Why does DVD player not work under my Windows XP user account?

Matt August 30, 2010
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My DVD player will not recognize any CDs or DVDs when using my Windows user account, yet it will recognize them when using other accounts. Both users are admins on Windows XP.

What can I do? Thanks in advance!

  1. ashu
    December 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

    i have a quation that is how to burn cd to another cd/dvd

    • Tina
      December 26, 2010 at 5:23 am


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  2. Aibek
    September 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Matt, can you see the contents of the disk (cd /dvd) from My Computer menu using the right-click -> Explore option?

  3. ukohara
    August 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    well it is the restrictions imposed in user account in windows. thats why u can not modify any drives untill unless u dont provide an admin password. the basic purpose is that all the modifications must be applied by an authoritative person i.e. the admin to save the integrity and safety of the data.
    to use it just provide the password when promted it will play all the stuff u feed the dvd drive.

    • Aibek
      September 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      I think you misunderstood the problem. Matt says that both account are Admin level users. Plus he is not being asked for a password, the DVD just doesn't play.