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Windows XP Doesnt read NTSC dvd

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by voro, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. voro

    voro Thread Starter

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    I have a gateway mx3560 and just reformatted it.
    It is running windows xp SP3

    I have a NTSC format DVD which windows cant even read. (Thinks its a blank)
    All other dvd functions are normal.

    When I insert the dvd into my dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7, it works fine.

    Any idea whats going on?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Video format does not matter (ie: NTSC or PAL). DVD's are region coded. However, even discs from a different region should be recognized by the drive/Windows and you should be able to view the contents.

    So if the disc is not recognized, you have a disc or drive issue.
     
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