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NoticeImportant This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you try to play an audio CD in Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series, you may receive an error message. You can expect to resolve the problem by resetting a registry key.
When you try to play an audio CD from the Windows Media Player, you may receive the following error message:
The same CD may play back in other multimedia applications.
Windows Media Player cannot find the specified file. Error code 0xC00D1197
If you try to drag a .cda file from Microsoft Windows Explorer to Windows Media Player, the CD does not play as you expect.
Third-party applications that can play audio CDs may change specific registry keys. These types of changes can prevent Windows Media Player from playing audio CDs. When you remove these third-party programs, the registry key is not restored to its original setting.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
For help with CD or DVD drive problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft web page:
Fix problems in which your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media in Windows
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