MY DVD-RW Drive will read cds and dvd movies, but not dvd data disks.

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I have had this problem off and on before but it always works again, until recently. The drive will read cds and dvd movies without issue but when I insert a dvd data disk it doesn't read anything. I have updated the drivers and firmware i'm running Windows XP Pro and the drive is a NEC DVD-RW ND-3550A. I would appreciate any advice.
 
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The data disks you are trying to use, are they disks that were written on by another computer? If so, what do you use to write your disks?
 

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It doesn't read any data disk, whether I burned it myself or bought it retail any data dvd i put in doesn't get read.
 
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Could you give me an example of what you would describe as a data disk, please?

You can watch films, and you can install games, (I assume) so I am wondering what kind of disk it is that you can use.
 
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