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You cannot access a CD or DVD disc on a shared optical drive after you replace one disc with another on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario:

  • You share the optical drive of a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You insert a CD or DVD disc into this shared drive.
  • You use a network connection to access the disc from a second computer which runs Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You replace the disc with a different disc.
  • You try to access the new disc from the second computer by using the same network connection.

In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

The wrong diskette is in the drive.
Insert correct diskette into drive \\path_of_shared_disc\name_of_shared_disc

If you restart the second computer, you can access the new disc by using the network connection.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB967657.

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