Unable to explore CD on Windows XP
By Darryl Gove on Jul 19, 2008
So we were given a number of photos on a CD and I wanted to copy them onto the XP machine. The problem I hit was that the CD appeared in Explorer, but I could not open it and browse the contents. I could open it as Administrator, but not as a normal user. Of course there was no error message, and no way of identifying where the problem was.
Anyway after a bit of googling and rejecting of the more time intensive "solutions" (reinstall XP, or try some utility from an unknown source), I found this conversation which described a similar problem and suggested the solution of "Enabling CD recording on this drive" from the properties menu of the DVD drive. Fortunately this seems to have worked, it also seems to still work even though I've switched the capability off again.
Right... now I can copy over those pictures....