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Data DVD not able to be read

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  1. Tech Teacher

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    I burned a data DVD using Nero to back up some files from my computer. Now when I put the DVD in the computer, it tells me there is no DVD in the drive. I have some files I really need. Is there a way to salvage them or have I lost them for good?
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    1) Did you ever confirm the files were burned OK? Nero has a verify after burn option.

    2) You computer specs show an internal DVD reader and external burner. Does the disc not read correctly on both drives?

    3) If you look at the recorded side of the disc, do you notice a different coloration between the inner and outer area?

    4) Do other burned and commercially made DVD discs read OK?
     
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    1. I don't remember - I made the disk last Aug and was doing several things at once.
    2. Yes, I have an internal reader and external burner. Neither drive will read the disk (as well as 2 other computers I tried.)
    3. Yes, there is a definite line where the disk was burned (I assume - yes I know "assuming" is trouble.)
    4. Yes, commercially made DVDs work on the internal drive.
     
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    Thank you so much! I see one that looks like what I need. I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.
     
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    Sometimes you can recover the contents of bad disk by burning an exact copy of it. Try it on your burning program with the copy initially made to hard drive. The program will tell you if it can't read the disk.
     
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    When I put the disk in the drive, it doesn't show any files. I tried to use a recovery software and it didn't even recognize that there was a disk in the drive.
     
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