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Burned DVD-R not recognized in DVD-ROM

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by kitaguy, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. kitaguy

    kitaguy Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2003
    I burned my first DVD-R (data disc) on my new laptop using Nero's latest, and it reads just fine in the drive on the new laptop.

    When I take it over to my older desktop with a DVD-ROM, it won't even read the disc... even though Nero's "Info Tool" says the DVD-ROM supports DVD-R reading.

    Any idea why it won't recognize the disc?

  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome

    You could try disabling DMA:

    Not sure which version of Windows you're using, but this is for XP:

    Control Panel
    Performance and Maintenance
    Device Manager
    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
    Primary IDE - right click
    Advanced Settings
    Device 0 - unclick DMA
    Device 1 - unclick DMA
    Secondary IDE - Repeat procedure in Primary IDE

    And this is for other versions:

    Go to Control Panel | System. Device manager. Under CDROM/DVDROM, look for the name of your drive. Rightclick on it and choose Properties.
    Click the Settings tab and untick DMA, apply and OK

    If its already unticked, try ticking it and see what it does.


  3. del_ross


    Oct 24, 2002
    well, there are DVD formats and there are MORE dvd Formats..... if it says DVD-R and the burnt DVD is burnt in a DVD+RW drive it wont be readable..

    besides older drives may not even recognise anything but Commercially burnt DVDs .....

    www.dvdadept.com/DVD_Formats.asp for further reference
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