yes I can open the files and see them all, even on the c drive.
first I put in a dvd (that was recorded) and nothing happens, used to get auto play, now nothing, I open windows explore, and double click on the D drive. and pick the dvd files and wmp opens and gives and error of " encountered a problem and cannot play" and either close or use web to solve issue, an I click web and get this site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/webhelp/default.aspx?&mpver=11.0.6002.18311&id=C00D11B1&contextid=89&originalid=80040154.
I have gone thru all the trobleshooting in this site, nothing has worked.
when I have put several types of dvds in and none of them work, the files are there I also put in a comercialy produced dvd in and it will not play either, the auto play will not come up either with dvds, but music cds do and also play from the computer, I even tried to use nero recoder and copy to the computer and try to play them, no work. but all the files are there. even videos on the laptop will not play now. and if i try to copy a dvd to another dvd, which is what i was doing orginaly, I made 25 copies of a dvd for a friend and that worked. but when I tryed to copy another dvd it would copy the dvd, but when i put in a new disc, it kept telling me to put in a valid dvd, these were brand new dvds the excact kind and brand I was already using. I am now trying to use a external dvd player to see if that works. when I tried to load the dvd in the external drive, I got this error message. "Windows Media Player was not closed properly. A damaged or incompatible plug-in might have caused the problem to occur. As a precaution, all optional plug-ins have been disabled." which I have not gotten before. the errors I got before were something to do with sound issues, I dont have the error code right at the moment. I now tried to put in a commercialy produced dvd, and It says it is an invalid dvd. I put in several dvds from the set and the same thing. I does shoe the files though in explore.