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help! Win 2000 doesn't recognise DVDs

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  1. sinbarambam

    sinbarambam Thread Starter

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    I have an older Vaio which I had upgraded from win 98 to win 2000. Unfortunately since then it won't recognise DVDs anymore. It does see cdroms.

    I bought an external dvd player (probably silly thing to do :rolleyes:) but the same thing happened.

    I tried installing various players and codec packs but nothing helped.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What happens when you insert a DVD? Does it appear in Computer?

    What burning programs do you have installed and what programs load CD-ROM drivers (like Nero, Roxio, UltraIso, Daemon Tools, DVDInfo Pro, etc.)?

    Codec packs can make your system unstable and cause you to lose sound completely. Install any codec only when you need it, one at a time.
     
  3. sinbarambam

    sinbarambam Thread Starter

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    Hi Elvandil, and thanks for your reply! :)

    > What happens when you insert a DVD? Does it appear in Computer?

    Nope! CDroms do, but DVDs don't.

    > What burning programs do you have installed and what programs load CD-ROM drivers (like Nero, Roxio, UltraIso, Daemon Tools, DVDInfo Pro, etc.)?

    I don't have any burning programs installed. I'm only interested in playing back DVDs...I have gom player, vlc, and media player classic but none of them can see the DVD. I have just installed a trial version of ultraiso but that too does not see the dvds.

    > Codec packs can make your system unstable and cause you to lose sound completely. Install any codec only when you need it, one at a time.

    Didn't know that - thanks for the tip.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Run Nero Infotool and see what media the program says that your drive supports.
     
  5. sinbarambam

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    I installed infotool:

    When I select the built-in drive there is an error message (actually just a red cross but no text), but it then does allow mt ot see the supported functions on the 'station' tab. Under DVD it says it supports reading of DVD -R, -RW, -ROM, and -R DL only. It does not support writing of any.

    The same applies (down to the error message) to the external drive (although it does not seem to have any region limits).
     
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