Need help with making CD"s

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carlynn

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Would anyone know why a computer will read some disks and not others. I have a DVD I want to install on a laptop and it will not read the disk, it says it is blank when in fact there are files on it.

My desktop computer shows the files are there. Now the strange part is it is a DVD-R and I have other disks with stuff on them that are a -R and it can read them. I then thought maybe it could not read the -R so I went and put it on a +R, still no luck. I then transfered the files on to a CD and thought maybe the laptop would be able to read it still no luck.

I know the drive is working as I just formated the laptop and it will read other disks and we can watch movies and play songs so it is not the drive.

Just so mistified as to why it will not read these disks no matter what kind of disk I use for the program.

Just thought maybe someone could help me out.

carlynn
 
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If the alignment was off on the CD R you created the CD on, then that CD would be able to read it but others will be hit and miss. Or, the CD drive in the laptop is out of alignment and it only reads CD's that are within it's eye's range.
At least CD drives are not that expensive to replace. You just have to figure out which one is the bad one.
 
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