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DVD drive wont read DVD's.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chofrin, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. chofrin

    chofrin Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2007
    :eek: I have a Sony DVD drive that I installed in a Dell desktop computer running Windows XP Pro, a pentium lll 500 MHZ processor and 384 MB of RAM. Everything installed correctly and the drive was listed in the device manager and in "My Computer" as DVD DRIVE. I also added the correct video codecs so it would work. When I inserted A DVD, it would not read it. (I get this windows message "please insert DVD INTO DRIVE D") I tried the same experiment with a CD and IT WORKED FINE. Not only that, the same drive also writes CD's perfectly. But it just wont recognise DVD's. Very, very strange. I checked the cables and jumpers, everything is as it should be. I dont know whats going on here. Do I need a firmware upgrade or somthing like that?. Please help if you can. Thanks a million.
  2. nessyguin


    Oct 19, 2006
    Is it a pre-recorded DVD ? If it is a previously blank DVD-or+R it may just be that that particular brand (or more accurately , the dye used by the manufacturers) doesnt agree with your dvd drive . If that's the case then try a different brand . I used a specific brand of blanks for years with great results then all of a sudden they stopped working and i got the same 'no disc inserted' message . The company had changed their supply to a different manufacturer ...
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