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I have Windows Media Player 10 running on Windows XP with 1 Admin User and 3 Limited Users. I can play and rip from Admin, but in the Limited accounts I can only play. When I try to rip from CD I get this error:

"Windows Media Player encountered an error when reading the CD-ROM drive in digital mode. You can try to use digital mode again, or you can switch the Player to analog mode"

I then continue and change the CD drive properties to Analog but it still does not work.

If I change the Limited accounts to become full Admin then the problem goes away.

I know it's not a drive problem because the Limited users can rip successfully using RealPlayer.

Also, WMP 10 will rip from the DVD player, it's just the CD-ROM it has trouble with.

Has anyone encountered this problem and found a fix?

Many thanks,
Adrian

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I don't know if this will resolve your problem, but it's the best thing I've been able to find. Click "Start", "Run...", type "regedit", and click "OK". Find the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

On the right-hand pane, you should see a value called allocatedasd. Change that value to 2, reboot the machine, and try ripping with one of the limited accounts.

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Many thanks for the tip. Unfortunately this did not make any difference. However your suggestion led me down a Google path where I discovered a script that enabled me to run WMP as an Administrator. My Limited Users can now rip!

Once again, a big thankyou - without your suggestion I would not have found the solution.

FYI the RUN AS script is here: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/articles/xprunas.htm

I don't know if this will resolve your problem, but it's the best thing I've been able to find. Click "Start", "Run...", type "regedit", and click "OK". Find the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

On the right-hand pane, you should see a value called allocatedasd. Change that value to 2, reboot the machine, and try ripping with one of the limited accounts.

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